Last night Rotary Club of Attadale President Colin McCulloch welcomed the Guest Speaker for the evening Grant Donald and many guests including Grant's Father Alex. Club member Rodney Rate had great pleasure in being Chairman for the evening and introducing Grant and speaking of all his accomplishments. Grant's topic was 'Actively Ageing'.
Grant provided everyone with a wonderful presentation of some of the work he has done in China providing Architectural Designs for Active Living for Ageing. Grant showed how the population in China is exploding. By 2050 there will be more than 330 million people aged over 65 and 100 million aged over 80. Quite a challenge. Grant took us through the plans for Wanshou Park in Beijing. To say it is amazing is an understatement.
Grant's company Silk Tree International has created a beautiful park that caters for the physical and mental health for the elderly. They use the philosophy "We want the elderly to reclaim their lives and not be sedentary and dependent on others". In this way they want to reclaim parks for people who will most benefit from it.
Buildings alone are limited in ability to have the same care for the elderly.
Reclaim; Exercise; Connection; Leisure; Amenities; Initiatives; Music; Education; Detail = RECLAIMED. What a great way to explain this.
Grant gave a brilliant presentation, but to understand it more fully, look up their website: Silk Tree International. It will be worth checking out, as was Grant's visit to the Club last night.
Pictured enjoying fellowship before and after the Attadale Rotary Club meeting last night were Rotarians Bev Moffat, Sally Rowlands, Olivia Haslam, Carole Maxwell and Monica Kaur. Club President Colin McCulloch is also pictured with Souzi Clifford and her husband Peter. Souzi was inducted as an Attadale Club member at the meeting which was wonderful. Another great Attadale Rotary Club meeting. Please think about joining members and friends at Tompkins on Swan in the future.