Using Satellite Centres to Reach Seniors in their Neighbourhoods
Co-presenters: Tracy Drenth, City of London; Heather Heathcote, London Public Library
For decades, the City of London has enriched the lives of adults over age 55 by providing inclusive activities, programs and services at two popular seniors centres. To better serve its growing population of seniors, the City recently moved to a hub and satellite model of service delivery. Three satellite centres have since opened in locations identified through public input, and more are planned. Now more seniors can meet new friends, volunteer and participate in recreation within their immediate neighbourhoods. Presentation describes how satellites came to be and what strategies are proving most effective at reducing isolation among older adults.
A presentation from the 2013 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show.