Project 40 & Figuring it Out – Day 17 – Taking Action!!!

Day 17: taking action!!!

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This post is a follow up to my previous post about finding a cause and taking action.

The Eudora Senior Advisory Council was formed to discuss three key issues:
-lack of affordable Eudora senior housing
-transportation for Eudora seniors
-communication

Yesterday we met with Eudora City Manager Barack Matite (for almost two hours!) to discuss how we can take action.

Eudora seniors: we will have a Senior Forum in August to meet with the developer of the new assisted living facility coming to town and a few other developers who have experience building these type of projects. We need affordable senior independent living and we need to speak up!

I can’t tell you what an amazing opportunity it is to live in a small town... which makes it possible to have these discussions with our City Manager. I grew up in a city of 500,000 and moved to a city with 8.5 million people. Eudora is about 6500 total!

I also feel incredible lucky to be around so many people who are invested in this community and are advocates for our seniors.