Support for Claremont senior citizens

Support for senior citizens — Claremont’s senior citizen population is growing as a percentage of this city’s total residency. Even immediately after it was built decades ago, the Joslyn Senior Center was deemed insufficient to meet the demands of Claremont’s senior citizen community.

Our vibrant senior programs are managed by outstanding Human Services staff and also committed volunteers from the Committee on Aging. Yet the infrastructure that we as a city provide to staff and volunteers remains inadequate. Every weekday in Claremont, senior citizens gather for lunch at the Joslyn Center and Blaisdell Center. And yet both these facilities do not even have kitchen facilities to cook hot meals. As Claremont’s population ages, we need strategic planning to prepare for the increased demands on our senior center’s lunch programs, educational classes, and health and wellness programs.

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— Jed