Thursday, October 30, 2014

Official Opening of the Age Friendly Park in Clarenville



On Wednesday, October 29 Clarenville officially opened the Age-Friendly Park on Gladney Street. This park is located in proximity to senior's reseidences as well as the Clarenville Middle and High School. It contains walking trails, (wheelchair accessible) park benches, green spaces, gazebos, a tobogganing hill, and a community garden. Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, joined the Honourable Ross Wiseman, Minister of Finance and MHA for Trinity North, and community leaders and partners, cut the ribbon to mark the completion of a project that has been three years in the making.

Here are video segments of the opening ceremony:



Official Ribbon Cutting


Garry Gosse - Recreation Director - The Features of the Park


Introduction - Leo Bonnell, Vice-Chair, Random Age-Friendly Communities Board


Hon. Clyde Jackman


Mayor Frazer Russell



Hon. Ross Wiseman

For more information on the Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program, visit: www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/grantsfunding/age_friendly.html.

QUICK FACTS

An age-friendly park, complete with walking trails, benches, green spaces, gazebos, a tobogganing hill, and a community garden was officially opened in Clarenville today by the Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development.
The Clarenville Age-Friendly Park is a joint project, supported by the provincial and municipal levels of government, the Random Age-Friendly Community Board, and local community partners.
It was established to create a space where residents and visitors can engage in recreational activities, or just relax in an environment that is designed to appeal to all ages.
The newly-established Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development was created, in
part, to bring more focus to government-wide efforts to promote physical activity and wellness initiatives that are inclusive to citizens of all ages.
— at Clarenville. NL.