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Pinecrest - An AARP Age-Friendly Community


September 2016
The Village of Pinecrest, located just north of fellow Age-Friendly Community Network member Cutler Bay, is the seventh community to join the network. It joined in July 2016.

Village leaders are currently assessing what the timing for their community survey and evaluating current programming.

Click to enlarge letter to the Age-Friendly Community Network from Village of Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner

At the Pinecrest Community Center there is Game Day, BINGO, movie day, trips out into the surrounding communities, and fitness classes. Resources are also provided by way of weekly blood pressure checks, scheduled lectures by medical professionals on topics that pertain to the aging population, Medicare fraud lectures, opportunities to give back to their community, as well as mobility, health and fall prevention fairs.

In the Office of the Mayor there is a luncheon, twice a year, that honors our seniors aged 80 and better called “Pinecrest Pioneers.” We also honor our Veterans with a well-attended ceremony at our Veterans Wayside Park every November 11th, which is Veteran’s Day. The Village has surveyed the senior population on the need for transportation.

Additionally Pinecrest is addressing, in their strategic plan, pedestrian safety, crime prevention, building a senior center, sustainable living, affordable housing, emergency and disaster preparedness, among other topics that relate to our aging population. Four times a year our seniors receive the “Senior Focus.” This is a newsletter we mail out just for seniors with all events and activities geared towards them.

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