Seniors' Resource Centre Coming To Rothesay

Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 14:11 PM

The town of Rothesay will soon have its very own seniors' resource centre.

Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long announcing more than $55,000 to help create the centre at Rothesay Town Hall and to make the washrooms there accessible.

"It'll be a place for activity, a place for organizing support for each other," says Mayor Nancy Grant. "I see that as a really important part."

Councillor Miriam Wells says they're still in the beginning stages of deciding just what will be included in the centre.

But Wells says they've heard from seniors who want a place to go to find information and to socialize with others.

She says they also want to have some programming that involves young people and seniors.

"One idea we have is with our new electronic kiosks," says Wells. "Perhaps we could engage some middle school students to offer tutorials to the seniors on how to use this new technology."

Long says the senior population continues to grow in New Brunswick and this is a meaningful announcement for those living in Rothesay.

"It's not about the dollar amount, it's the impact the announcement will have, and this announcement will have a major impact for seniors in Rothesay."

The new centre should be open by late November.