Our community is getting older and despite improved lifespans, our support services haven’t kept pace. The sad fact is our seniors are the most vulnerable members of our community. As the technology gap widens, often our elderly face fraud and attack at a level never before experienced by any other generation. (Up to 5 million older Americans are abused every year and the annual loss by victims of financial abuse is estimated to be at least $2.6 billion.)
For Sukh Sidhu, senior care is deeply personal. As President of the Yuba-Sutter-Colusa United Way, Sukh has been a champion for senior advocacy, and he has fought for the rights, health, and legal protection for Yuba City’s senior citizens.
As Council Member, Sukh will continue to champion the rights, protection and well being of our grandmothers and grandfathers. No senior should have to decide between medication and food, or a utility bill and housing. We can strengthen cooperation between non-profit groups, such as the Senior Legal Center, while promoting Yuba City’s Senior Commission to better protect our senior citizens.