EMPOWERING SENIORS TO GET ACTIVE AND CONNECT WITH OTHERS OUTDOORS
ACER is excited to announce our newest program, Seniors Measure Up, a program designed to get seniors active outdoors with others and teach them how to identify trees, and how to mulch, measure and monitor them, leveraging trees planted in our parks as part of other ACER programs. Our 2023 events were funded by the New Horizons Seniors Program, and completed in partnership with the City of Mississauga and Active Adult Centre Mississauga and we are currently exploring opportunities for 2024. In addition to contributing to the health and well-being of seniors and promoting environmental stewardship, the tree monitoring data collected under this program will be added to ACER’s data repository for that site and program, data that can then be used to help assess the impacts of climate change and develop strategies to protect and develop our trees and our green spaces.
GOALS OF THE PROGRAM
- Get seniors active outdoors.
- Provide a unique way for seniors to connect with other seniors in a healthy and safe environment.
- Teach seniors about the importance of environmental stewardship in their communities.
- Collect new sets of tree monitoring data to update ACER’s data repository.