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Pinawa Age Friendly Newsletter

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by Marsha Sheppard Chair Of Age Friendly, Volunteer And Resident Of Pinawa



The Pinawa Age Friendly (AF) Committee is a subcommittee of Council and it has been meeting since early 2010.


Pinawa AF developed and distributed an Age Friendly brochure and checklist to help businesses accommodate all ages.


The Chamber of Commerce ran a contest in 2010 to find the most Age Friendly business and it was Book Break and the Whiteshell Centre businesses.


Pinawa AF has an Amazing Adult/Student Pen Pal Program coordinated by Pat Porth of the Two Rivers Seniors Resource Council Inc.


Pinawa AF is working to establish a Congregate Meal Program in Pinawa with Two Rivers Seniors Resource Council Inc.


Pinawa AF coordinated a personal shopping (groceries, deli and pharmacy) and delivery service with Solo Market


Pinawa AF has provided several support letters for local projects that support Age Friendly concepts (i.e. Oak Haven Residence, Arena Board, Winnipeg River Charter Services, Ironwood Parkway, etc.)


Pinawa AF coordinated the Tuesday Seniors Supper Night with The Pinawa Club


Pinawa AF has a Suggestion Box in the Pinawa Mall; please drop us some ideas for improvements


Pinawa AF initiated larger text for easier reading on Channel 12


Pinawa AF utilizes the LED board in mall and Channel 12 for public awareness, and advertising events and opportunities related to Age Friendly


Pinawa AF worked with Winnipeg River Charter Services to improve availability and alternate transportation. Charter bus service is now provided by WRCS for Whiteshell School District, businesses, and a motor coach is also available for special events.  


Pinawa AF addressed the accessibility issue at the mall and Community Centre – new mechanical doors at both places were the result


Pinawa AF conducted an Active and Safe Routes to School Survey with F.W. Gilbert Elementary School students


Pinawa AF hosted the Complete Streets Project and demonstration and is working on sidewalk improvements, additional crosswalk signs and bike lanes on Burrows


Pinawa AF is working to purchase a defibrillator for the Vanier Centre


Pinawa AF is working with council and other local organizations to implement Age Friendly projects/activities that benefit the community


Pinawa AF encouraged LGD to install wheelchair access



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