THE Town of Cambridge will spend $10,000 to organise seniors catch-ups ahead of finalising its Aged Friendly Community Plan.
Mayor Keri Shannon submitted the motion, which was passed at the June 27 council meeting.
A Community Services officer will organise seniors coffee clubs in each locality and negotiate with local coffee shops for a reducedcost coffee-and-cake deal.
Ms Shannon said she attended another event earlier this year for seniors that had a huge turnout.
“The idea of the seniors coffee club is that they will provide a social opportunity for people to connect with others in their local neighbourhood at a minimal cost,” she said.
The Town included $25,000 in its 2017-18 draft budget for an Aged Friendly Community Plan, which will investigate seniors’ needs and suitable strategies. It should be completed by the beginning of next year.