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Creating an "Age-Friendly Community" in Sisters Country

  • Sisters Fire Station Community Hall 301 South Elm Street Sisters, OR, 97759 United States (map)

Join us in April as C4C and several valued partners—including local senior advocates—explore what it takes to create an "Age-Friendly Community" in Sisters Country.

This Spring 2018 Community Conversation will begin with a FREE Soup & Civility community dinner from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Community Room at Sisters Camp Sherman Fire Hall, 301 S. Elm St., in Sisters.

Please use the RSVP form below so we can be sure to have enough food for everyone.

After dinner, hosts will lead a conversation on: What does Sisters Country need to do to create an "age-friendly community"? This discussion session will run 5:45-8 p.m.

Through facilitated small group conversations, participants will consider local age-friendly needs as well as trade-offs and potential barriers.

Possibilities for discussion include: how limited medical care and transportation, affordable housing and struggles with isolation might be impacting our retired and aging community as well as younger residents in Sisters Country. Ideally, age-friendly communities address the needs of individuals of all ages.

All are welcome to this event; and information gathered will help inform the ongoing visioning effort—Sisters Country Horizons.

During the course of the evening, key needs will be identified and categorized and then prioritized into short-, mid- and long-term goals.

Co-hosts for this event include: The Senior Alliance of Sisters, SPRD, Sisters Camp Sherman Fire District, the Council on Aging and Citizens4Community.

This event is being made possible by our sponsor, the Central Oregon Health Council, and through special grant funding from Deschutes County. Also, thank you to Ray's Food Place for supplying the dinner.

Hope to see you April 25.