In efforts to help make Knottwood more walkable, our community league is looking into running a bench program for all residents of Ekota, Menisa and Satoo to get involved in.
A big thank you to Kim Buehler, the Executive Director of the South East Edmonton Seniors Association for joining us in March to tell us all about how she launched a successful bench program in conjunction with the community league in her Holyrood neighbourhood last year.
What started out as a project to help provide a more walkable neighbourhood for seniors by giving them places to sit and rest, turned into an initiative that the community as a whole took part in.
Read more about it:
Benches with benefits: Bench programs help build community spirit, foster new friendships
Read about the City’s buddy bench program:
‘Buddy Benches’ launch in Edmonton with aim of creating social connections
We are looking forward to implementing our own bench program here in Knottwood. Stay tuned for more details. If you are interested in learning more or in helping get a program running here, email firstname.lastname@example.org.