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Should Lawrence be doing more to attract retirees?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on April 30, 2013

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Photo of Kate Lorenz

“I think whatever could be done to more efficiently bring in people is good.”

Photo of Ben Eggleston,

“I think whatever we can do to attract people of any age is great, but it depends on the trade-offs we’d have to make in other areas.”

Photo of Laura Moriarty,

“Yes, because anything that draws retirees seems like it’ll be good for the larger community.”

Photo of Lacey Thies

“I’ve never really thought about it.”

Photo of Vivian Moriarty

“I’m not sure what they’re doing.”

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Bill Lee 1 year, 7 months ago

Retirees are ready for life to get easier. Replacing Knology would be a good place to start. We need more retail in North Lawrence which is where many retirees will live.

grammaddy 1 year, 7 months ago

Not until something is done about the cost of living here.

kernal 1 year, 7 months ago

Are we still talking about this with sales and property taxes going up? What a laugh. Maybe if we did away with the sales tax on food, but other wise? fergidaboudit.

Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

I would say no because retired people use resources, they don't provide them. So, Lawrence would need more people willing to work in the service industries to serve in restaurants and such. Also, retired people tend to have a lot of health problems so we would need to consider that aspect.

I think for a town, or a small city, to be healthy it needs a mixture of ages and cultures. No one of them should be emphasized. Lawrence should be welcoming to all.

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