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Invitation - Seniors Café Chat event


May 1, 2015

MONCTON – The Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee (MSAC) will be presenting the Senior-Friendly Community Action Plan, during the first Seniors Café Chat, scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2 pm, at the Moncton Lions Community Centre (473 St. George Street). Café Chat events will be free, and hosted on a regular basis on various topics and issues. 

“The results of the seniors needs study we conducted in 2012 clearly indicated that Moncton’s seniors want to stay informed, and want to help identify opportunities to improve their quality of life,” explained MSAC Chair, Louise Gilbert. “By attending a Seniors Café event, participants will hear first-hand how the Mayor’s Seniors Advisory Committee is working with the City. Specifically, during this first event, we will providing an overview of the recently adopted Senior-Friendly Action-Plan.”

The Senior-Friendly Action Plan was developed as part of the City of Moncton’s application to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities. The 5-Year plan will serve as a roadmap to help City Council’s decisions relating to infrastructure and quality of life services that consider the needs of our seniors. 

The WHO guidelines ensure that the Plan considers eight categories:
1. Outdoor spaces and buildings
2. Transportation
3. Housing
4. Social participation
5. Respect and social inclusion
6. Civic participation and employment
7. Communication and information
8. Community support and health services

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ABOUT THE NETWORK: 
The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities was established in 2010 to connect cities, communities and organizations worldwide with the common vision of making their community a great place to grow old in. As a response to global population ageing, it focuses on action at the local level that fosters the full participation of older people in community life and promotes healthy and active ageing. The WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities currently includes nearly 260 cities and communities in 28 countries, covering over 100 million people worldwide.  http://agefriendlyworld.org/en/ 

INFORMATION:
Nicole O. Melanson
Manager, Communications
City of Moncton
506-383-6214 / nicole.melanson@moncton.ca