Se­niors’ catch-ups

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

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