At the request of the Town of Shaunavon, a local task force has been assembled to address the concept of aging in place as it pertains to Shaunavon and the surrounding area.
Chairperson of the committee, Wendy Thienes, explained the group's mission saying "The Town wants to look at ways that they do an even better job of making sure that Shaunavon is, and has, everything that someone would need in order to stay here through their senior years in the community, and within their own home if they choose."
The Aging in Place Committee will be conducting a series of Focus Groups in Shaunavon to get input and ideas how to buy hospital beds for home use from residents about the Aging in Place concept and how Shaunavon can meet the needs of seniors.
The first Focus Group, which is open to https://www.washingtonpost.com/newssearch/?query=hospital beds the general public, will be held Friday September 24 at 10 a.m. at The Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Center.
Other Focus Groups will be held as follows:
Thursday September 30 at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Villa
Friday October 1 at 10 a.m. at Prairie Sky Estates
Tuesday October 12 at 2 p.m. at the Shaunavon Senior's Centre.
If you are not part of these groups, and are unable to attend the Public Session September 24 contact Wendy Thienes.
Some of the topics they will cover at the Focus Group sessions are:
What are the strengths or positive things about growing old in Shaunavon?
What are the concerns and challenges associated with getting older in Shaunavon?
What is the role of the Town of Shaunavon in the lives of aging older adults?
What does the community offer that makes aging easier for older citizens?
What long-term care services are you familiar with that help older citizens live in their homes as they age?
What services do you use an an older adult?
What services do you wish were offered?
What services do you think are essential for the county to provide of maintain to allow citizens the opportunity to live where they choose as they grow old?