Age Friendly Commmunity

The top issue for survey respondents in the Getting Around Section was the snow and ice on sidewalks and trails.

Editor,

As I sit here in my nice warm home office watching the snow come down, I can’t help but think of the slippery streets and sidewalks. That takes me to thinking about the Age Friendly Community Plan. The top issue for survey respondents in the Getting Around Section was the snow and ice on sidewalks and trails. From my perspective sitting in my wheelchair I’m already on my butt and get stuck, no big deal. For those with ambulatory impairments are much more at risk of injury when they fall. I have spoken with several people regarding getting out in the winter and  many have said that they just stay home and have friends and family pick up the essentials for them rather than taking a chance on going shopping. So, KUDO’S to the businesses that keep the sidewalk in front of their business free of ice and snow.

Together we can all make Golden an Age Friendly Community.

Chris Hambruch

Golden