CARP at Chatham Cultural Centre
CARP Chapter #49 Chatham Kent invites you to mark your calendar…
When: Thursday January 23rd
Host Location: Chatham Cultural Centre
70 William Street North
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Meeting Starts: 7:00 pm
Agenda: Age Friendly Chatham-Kent
CARP Chapter #49 Chatham Kent is pleased to be hosting their first meeting of 2014 at the Chatham Cultural Centre; Studio One for their next general meeting 6:30pm – 9 pm on Thursday January 23rd, at 75 William Street, Chatham, Ontario. The meeting is a public meeting as well as for CARP #49 members and their guests. All are invited and welcome for what will certainly be a exciting and informative evening. Registration begins at 6:30 with our first speaker presenting at 7 pm.
CARP Chapter 49 is pleased to have Devin Andrew’s, Chatham-Kent’s Age Friendly Plan Co-ordinator present about the Age Friendliness and the importance of becoming an Age Friendly community. Over the next two years, the CK Seniors Advisory Committee will review Chatham-Kent’s age friendly readiness, and develop an Action Plan with the goal of making our community a great place in which to grow old.
One of the 20th century’s greatest triumphs was the combination of healthy lifestyle and modern medicine which resulted in an unprecedented expansion in human life expectancy. In Chatham-Kent nearly one in 5 people is presently over the age of 60. Over the next 20 years that demographic group is expected grow to around 30% of the overall population. We have clearly added quantity of years to our lives, but can we expect to live those years with a good quality of life?
Age Friendly Planning is an initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) addressing this very question. It arose from an extensive global analysis on the impact of aging populations on societies. As many of us suspect already, communities are not prepared to accommodate a rapidly expanding population of seniors because most of the community services programs and man-made infrastructure – like buildings and sidewalks – were not designed to meet their needs. An “age un-friendly” environment has a significant impact on a person’s health, life-expectancy and overall quality of life.
The WHO’s Age Friendly Planning guidelines provide communities of varying sizes with a roadmap for developing their own individualized response to the challenges of an aging demographic.
To learn more about Age Friendliness and the importance of becoming an Age Friendly community, please come and listen to Devin Andrews, Chatham-Kent’s Age Friendly Plan Coordinator at the next general meeting of the Chatham Kent Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons. This event will take place at 6:00pm in Chatham Cultural Centre’s Studio One, 75 William St N.
We would like to thank our Sponsors for the evening; Shoppers Home Health, Hungry Sams’ and Sun Life Financial.
Shopper’s Home Health provides a variety of home health care supplies and equipment; learn how to live more independently by using aids that will assist in daily living.
Hungry Sam’s Bakery & Deli take pride in using the freshest ingredients in everything they make is made from scratch with no preservatives or artificial additives.
We are excited to have refreshments compliments of Hungry Sam’s.
.Again, the meeting is open to the public, not just CARP.CA members. Doors open at 6:00 pm to meet our sponsors, meeting begins at 7:00 pm, Chatham Cultural Centre’s Studio One, 75 William St N.
Come learn more about Age Friendliness and the importance of becoming an Age Friendly community at the next general meeting of the Chatham Kent Chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP).
Contact Information: Susan Bechard, Chair CARP#49 (519) 354-3131 Ext 2229 or Steve Brent, CARP Board of Director Member (519) 397-4526