Senior strategic plan information meeting held at City Hall

Teresa Penbrooke led the meeting as GreenPlay’s project manager.

by Richard Lieberman

A public information gathering, and engagement meeting was held recently at City Hall. The meeting conducted by GreenPlay, an organization specializing in parks, recreation and open space consulting has contracted with the city to create a strategic plan for providing senior services now and in the future.

Teresa Penbrooke, Phd, CRPE led the meeting as GreenPlay’s project manager along with Emily Fox Community Partnerships Manager for Ventura.

The meetings goals were to assess the key programs, facilities, and services for seniors in the city. Discussions centered on the senior services and programs related to the eight domains of quality of life identified by the World Health Organization and AARP.

Participants in the discussion focused on the City’s capacity for providing the senior services and recommendations for improvement, realistic short and medium-term goals and a 5-year action plan for Ventura seniors.

Public input is strongly desired and , if you were unable to attend the meeting there are additional ways to provide the desired input. You can fill out a senior needs assessment survey which is available on the city’s website. You can also get a hard copy of the Assessment Form at City Hall, Room 226, and the Ventura Avenue Adult Center, 550 N. Ventura Ave.

The public is also invited to contact the consultant directly, Teresa L. Pembroke CEO and Founder of GreenPlay can be reached by email TeresaP@greenplayllc.com.

The next meeting is scheduled for December 9 and 10th in the Public Meeting Room, second floor City Hall, 501 Poli St. A draft presentation will also be held at City Hall on January 27 & 28, 2020. Final adaption of the plan is scheduled for February, 2020.

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