In New Bedford, aging a good thing
Foundation President Nora Moreno Cargie greeted a crowd of supporters at the Age-Friendly New Bedford legislative breakfast by observing that aging is a good thing.
The event, attended by the district attorney, state lawmakers and city councilors, was hosted by Coastline Elderly Services, a Foundation grantee since 2014.
Breakfast speakers highlighted several ways the community is working to become a great place to grow up and grow old. New health and wellness programs include dementia trainings and expanded evidence-based programs. City planners are improving access to public parks. Transportation initiatives, including a web-based interactive map and large-print schedules, will make riding the bus easier for everyone.
All these programs helped the city earn the Age-Friendly Community designation last summer.