DISPATCHES FROM AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY –Need a Village? — Barb Sheldrick

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DISPATCHES FROM AN AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY #11 is a poem written By Barb Sheldrick called “Need a Village?” We all need a village


To call our own
With great friends and neighbours
And places to roam.We all need a village
That helps us in need
With beds to plant food
And good places to read.We all need a village
That helps us to learn
To experience new things
Of personal concern.We all need a village
That supports us to age
Where we count as people
No matter what stage.We all need a village
That will lend a hand
Help make North Lanark
An age-friendly land.

By: Barb Sheldrick….

Age-Friendly North Lanark started with a community conversation just before last fall’s municipal election. Over 45 people came out including many of the council candidates. Since then a core group was formed to work on two specific elements of age-friendly communities; affordable housing and reducing social isolation. We recognize that a growing number of seniors are using social media, hence this Facebook page. We will also use Millstone News and have a group email list. Other seniors are not on line so we will use traditional media methods as well to share information. Please like our Facebook page and share with others– CLICK here–

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