St. Paul Parks and Rec has a senior program directed towards adults 50 years and older. They have programs such as brunch club, cooking classes, fitness classes and a senior royalty program. The mission of St. Paul Parks and Rec is to make St. Paul the most livable city in America by facilitating a creation of active lifestyles and vibrant places. They want the older community of St. Paul to become more actively engaged in the community. Some resources needed are facilities where their fitness and cooking classes can be held and bowling alleys and other destinations for field trips. There is a director of activities in charge of planning and coordinating times and events for these older adults to participate in. The senior program has a huge impact on the city of St. Paul. By having such a wide variety of field trips, classes and other activities, numerous adults 50+ can find something they enjoy and find a way to become more socially engaged with their community. The "Recreation for 50+" newspaper is written and distributed every three months. This helps the program remain sustainable and get more people to participate. The world is always aging, so there will always be a need for older adult programs.
Kayla, Katie, Natalie
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