RAC & Health Services Committee to hold open meetings this summer

By Bette Martin & Suzan Wynne
Members, Resident Advisory Council

The Resident Advisory Council (RAC) and its Health Services Committee (HSC) will each be hosting a series of small group meetings in each neighborhood in July and August.

The RAC wants to listen to your questions and concerns about any aspect of life at Riderwood. We will use what we learn to help decide what the RAC will work on in the coming months. The four general meetings are scheduled for Mondays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the following locations: July 9 in the MST classroom, July 23 in the VSQ classroom, August 6 in the LSC card room, and August 20 in the TNC classroom.

A summary of the open meetings will be attached to the minutes of the September 11 RAC meeting.

The Health Services Committee has identified the need to improve accessibility for those with mobility, visual and hearing challenges in our apartments and public spaces. The meetings will help the HSC gather information about resident experiences and needs. The four meetings on accessibility will be held on Wednesdays, as follows: July 11 in the MST classroom, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; July 25 in the VSQ classroom, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; August 8 in the LSC classroom 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.; August 22 in the TNC classroom, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

After analyzing the results, the Health Services Committee will hold at least one town hall meeting in the fall so residents can hear from and interact with accessibility specialists from Erickson Living management. From there, the HSC will work with the administration to develop an action plan. The HSC will be partnering with the Special Needs Committee and the administration over the next year to listen, learn and act.

The Resident Advisory Council and the Health Services Committee invite you to come to these meetings to add your thinking to ours.

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