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Making Moncton Parks Senior-Friendly


October 2, 2015

MONCTON – This past March, Moncton was accepted into the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The World Health Organization defines an age friendly city/community as a place that has an “inclusive and accessible urban environment that promotes active aging.” 

The City of Moncton is working towards standards and guidelines for senior-friendly amenities in public park spaces of Moncton that will increase or improve health, wellness and active aging opportunities. The City is seeking feedback from the community to help steer the new guidelines for making parks senior-friendly. 

To have your say, fill out the online survey at moncton.ca by October 26, 2015 or attend the public consultation session on Tuesday, October 13 at the Moncton Lions Community Centre from 10:30 – 11 am or from 11:45 am – 12:15 pm. 

Residents are also invited to attend the International Day of Older Persons reception on Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm at the Moncton Lions Community Centre, 473 St. George Street. There will be opportunities there as well to submit feedback on making parks senior-friendly. 

After the consultation phase, information will be gathered and recommendations will be made to be implemented in various parks and greenspaces throughout Moncton. 

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Media Contact:

Kelly Jones
Communications Officer
City of Moncton
506-389-5940