Age Friendly Program Offers Something for Everyone
Parents, tots and seniors all able to connect and socialize together thanks to inclusive Age Friendly program.
“We have filled a lot of gaps that we dont even realize that weve filled, is through the Age Friendly program because when a community becomes age-friendly, its age-friendly for everybody. Its not age specific. Its not, it was created for a seniors thing, like a theme but really if its friendly for a senior, its friendly for a mom and her tot, right. So in that regard, I think that weve actually increased health because weve put benches out for people to be able to walk more, to be able to sit down. So maybe that mom with that little child is going for a walk and they have a place to both sit down where Grandma walking around that same area has that same bench to sit down “[Speaker 1]… “I also feel the age friendly because were doing so many of the, you know, like they have the seniors coffee in the morning Tuesdays and Helen does the dinner and all that, so I think it seems to be like a diverse group and not always the same people that are coming to these. And I think that thats kind of, I know people that dont go to a lot of stuff but they are going to these, so I think its bringing an eye out, someone to kind of oversee and say oh wait this person maybe needs something. Or you know, like I really think that that, people that wont ask for help but theres someone there thats watching. I also think because our community is so flat, were very fortunate, we have a lot of seniors on scooters that gets them out a lot. I live at the other end of town and they just go non-stop around.”[Speaker 2]…
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