Councilmember Bagshaw left office on December 31, 2019. This website is for archival purposes only and is no longer updated.

For the Boomers, a plan for our future

Earlier this month, I spent an evening at the Nordic Heritage Museum for an event called Aging Your Way: Conversations for Community Change. This series of gatherings is the product of Senior Services, a non-profit agency dedicated to promoting the emotional, social, and physical well-being of older adults.

Jim Diers, moderator extraordinaire

Jim Diers was the moderator for the evening, and he was splendid.  An enthusiasm like his made the event wonderful and put everyone at ease.

10,000 Baby Boomers hit age 65 every day, and it’s important to be thinking about what we want to create for community as we get older. The resources available for today’s seniors won’t be sufficient to handle the needs of an aging Boomer population.

Senior Services is working diligently ahead of the issue and has held a number of these discussions so far.  Additional meetings are planned, and the results of these sessions will be combined into a huge event in September.

Collecting the room's wisdom

The next Conversation for Community Change will be held Thursday, March 3rd, at the Garfield Community Center (2323 East Cherry). Senior Services invites all “boomers” and others to help create a vision for our future community. Food and beverage will be served at the meeting, and interested parties are asked to RSVP by March 1st. You can do so by visiting the Aging Your Way website or by calling Joanne Donohue at (206) 727-6206.

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