Stanstead begins process to become ‘Age-Friendly Municipality’

By Steve Blake, Special to The Record

A steering committee has begun the process to make Stanstead an “Age-Friendly Municipality” (MADA). The committee, comprised of English and French Stanstead residents, and various local service centres, hosted a bilingual public consultation at the Pat Burns Arena Thursday, August 29. About 50 seniors broke into focus groups to discuss issues they would like to see improved upon to make their town more age-friendly. The meeting was facilitated by Project Manager Lucie Hebert and Helene Hamel, a town councillor and member of the steering committee. The next step is for Hebert to take the ideas from the seniors and create an action plan to make them a reality. If the council approves the plan it will send it on to the Quebec government. The council will consider the plan as it works on the budget. See full story in the Thursday, Sept. 5 edition of The Record.

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