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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Seniors In North End Get Federal Funding

The Stephenson Tower Tenants Association receiving 5 thousand dollars in federal funding for upgrades so seniors are likely to leave their apartments and mingle with one another so they don't become socially isolated which can be a killer. 

Debbie McLeod is a community co-ordinator with Social Development and she tells CHSJ News it's hard to put a value on what this infusion of money means.

McLeod says they now have new tables and chairs in their Rec Room along with a big screen TV for electronic bingo and, after some initial reluctance, the new technology has been embraced. 

McLeod just heard a presentation last week on the need to create bumping stations for seniors where they can literally bump into one another and socially interact.