University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension receives NEA funding to address the aging population through design
Posted: October 23, 2014
Franklin, NH, is the site of an innovative new project aimed at helping older residents age in place. Credit: Magicpiano, via Wikimedia Commons
When the team developed their proposal, they had three goals in mind: to revitalize the city’s economy and community for all its residents with a hard focus on the downtown district and the city’s older residents, involve the arts, and use Extension’s expertise in convening communities to talk about their identities and their future.
The pivotal activity funded by the CIRD grant will be a two-and-a-half day community session next spring where Franklin residents will convene for an organized discussion facilitated by Cooperative Extension. Within the wider conversation about the city’s economy, they will talk about homes and support for senior residents and explicit ideas for how to accomplish them.
For more information about the partnership and their planned activities, visit: http://extension.unh.edu/articles/Franklins-Golden-Moment