I have been a member of the Natrona County Senior Center for over five years. I eat lunch and play bridge there on Fridays from 12:30 til 3:30 p.m.
I am writing this letter to let you know the air conditioning has been out of service for the last three weeks and the room temperature ranges from 84 to 87 degrees. We complain to the front office and they continually say they are working on it. I went to the office to complain once again and said, "You ought to buy another air conditioner. The lady in charge said, "We can't." I asked why she said, "The repairs are done by the city of Casper." The senior standing in the door behind me said, "You should call the city of Douglas. I worked for them and they could fix it."
On Fridays there are 16 bridge players, 30 other card players, pool players and 400 seniors for lunch.
You need to be a voice for us with the city. Our bridge players are 60, 70, 80 and 90 years old. Three weeks ago we celebrated the 100th birthday of our oldest bridge player. The temperature was 90 degrees outside. We cannot do anything to solve the problem. The management of the Senior Center is unable to get the city to replace or repair the air conditioner. We just hope the Star-Tribune can bring the problem to the city. I should also point out that that the same problem and delay happened last year before we got cool air.