Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Town of Marion United States of America
Examples of current programs/services in the Town of Marion are as follows: Transportation (medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands, social engagements). -Outreach services (Food Stamps, Farmer’s Market Coupons, Community Fund, Fuel Assistance, Tax Work-Off Abatement Program, Coffee with the Police Chief, Daily Assurance Call-In Program, and First Responder Lock Box Program). -Health & Wellness (weekly Nursing Clinic, Podiatry Services, Flu Clinics, Visiting Dental Hygienist, Caregiver Support Group, Memory Cafe, Exercise Classes). -Food Service (Coastline Elderly Services meals program, Meals on Wheels, and a weekly gourmet lunch of homemade soups). -Recreational/Social Engagement (lectures, 50+ Job Seekers Network, Classic Film Series, AARP Smart Driver’s Class, Bridge, Basket Weaving, Mahjong, Summer Concert Series, rotating Art Gallery, motorcoach excursions to various regional locales and guided hikes with our local Land Trust). It is our hope we can expand the current programs to reach additional seniors and others as well by adding programs such as a book club, developing a network for simple handyman services for elderly residents, partnering with our Town Recreation Department on certain programs and instituting a regular newspaper column spotlighting seniors and their current or prior accomplishments. We are also excited about the creation of an interactive website through the Senior Learning Network as well as making capital improvements to the building and grounds which house our Community Center making it a welcoming and well-designed space for community-based programs. To further that initiative, we recently partnered with Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School’s Horticulture Program to develop and design a landscaping plan for our Community Center.