Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Pinecrest, Florida United States of America
The Village of Pinecrest’s Parks and Recreation Department and the Office of the Mayor provide events and activities on a regularly scheduled basis. At the Pinecrest Community Center there is Game Day, BINGO, Movie day, trips out into the surrounding communities, and fitness classes. Resources are also provided by way of weekly blood pressure checks, scheduled lectures by medical professionals on topics that pertain to the aging population, Medicare fraud lectures, opportunities to give back to their community, as well as mobility, health and fall prevention fairs. In the Office of the Mayor there is a luncheon, twice a year, that honors our seniors aged 80 and better called “Pinecrest Pioneers.” We also honor our Veterans with a well-attended ceremony at our Veterans Wayside Park every November 11th, which is Veteran’s Day. The Village has surveyed the senior population on the need for transportation. Additionally Pinecrest is addressing, in their strategic plan, pedestrian safety, crime prevention, building a senior center, sustainable living, affordable housing, emergency and disaster preparedness, among other topics that relate to our aging population. Four times a year our seniors receive the “Senior Focus.” This is a newsletter we mail out just for seniors with all events and activities geared towards them.