Age friendly seating added to community space

City of Bayswater's Age Friendly Ambassadors Ingrid Shubert and Don Francis. Picture: Kristie Lim
City of Bayswater's Age Friendly Ambassadors Ingrid Shubert and Don Francis. Picture: Kristie Lim

NORANDA Nook is now home to new seating and pathways for people of all ages.

The City of Bayswater installed several age friendly seats and tables at the community space near Hawaiian’s Noranda and Morley Noranda Recreation Club last month.

These additions add to the existing little library and table tennis table.

Chief executive Andrew Brien said the City’s Age Friendly Ambassadors helped with the design of the seats.

“Noranda Nook is a relaxing space for people to take a break from their busy lives,” he said.

“With one in four members of our community aged over 55 it is important we consider the needs of our older adults in projects we undertake across the City.

“It is really useful have our Age Friendly Ambassadors on hand to assist.”

A newly-installed table at Noranda Nook. Picture: Kristie Lim

Ambassador Ingrid Shubert (65), of Noranda, said the space was a beautiful and shady place where people can have a cup of tea or coffee.

“We have got the (little) library there so we can sit and grab a book,” she said.

“The seats are very stable, very comfy and they have got lovely back support.

“People did not used to utilise this corner but since the pavement and seating have gone in, people have utilised it for their lunch break.

“It is making the area here much more appealing and drawing people in.”

Noranda Nook. Picture: Kristie Lim

Fellow ambassador Don Francis (80), of Dianella, said he would like to see more age friendly seats in the City.

“It would be great because they are very nicely positioned and it is very difficult to fund a space like this,” he said.

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