New Maryland hopes to become more age-friendly
New Maryland is taking steps to become a more age-friendly community.
The village's newly formed Age-Friendly Community Ad hoc Committee will hold its first meeting at noon Thursday.
Coun. Gisèle McCaie-Burke said they will conduct an age-friendly assessment of the community and identify opportunities to assist seniors in living safe, healthy and fully engaged lives in the community.
McCaie-Burke, who chairs the 18-member committee, said they hope to present a report and recommendations to council by the end of the year.
Mayor Judy Wilson-Shee said there was an overwhelming positive response from local residents and organizations when asked to join the committee.
Wilson-Shee said implementing an age-friendly approach for the village will strengthen the way in which the community grows and builds for the future.