Media Contact: Kassandra Timothe, Public Information Officer
City of North Miami
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NORTH MIAMI MOVING TOWARDS A MORE AGE-FRIENDLY CITY IN 2016

North Miami, FL – 12/30/2015

On Wednesday, December 30, 2015 the city of North Miami will host a kick-off luncheon for the NoMi Golden Silver Senior Program at the Joe Celestin Center located at 1525 NW 135th Street. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m., lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  North Miami seniors ages 55 and above will enjoy weekly field trips, informational presentations, social gatherings, crafts and additional activities at the Joe Celestin Center every Wednesday beginning January 6, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.    

More than 100 seniors are expected to attend the program’s kick-off luncheon, including Miami-Dade County Commissioner of District 2, Chairman Jean Monestime and North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph. Members of the North Miami Council and City Clerk will also be in attendance along with local community leaders. Guests will enjoy performances from award winning recording artists Rochelle Lightfoot, Tien-Tien and Linda “Porsha” Estime.   

Ten percent of North Miami’s population is over the age of 65 years old. On September 30, 2015, the North Miami City Council unanimously allocated funding for the NoMi Golden Silver Senior Program managed by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department. The program’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for North Miami’s senior citizens while promoting healthy aging.   

Councilman Alix Desulme sponsored the resolution last September said, “The NoMi Golden Silver Senior Program will provide a safe place for our seniors to socialize, eat a hot meal and enjoy extracurricular activities. This program will provide comfort and support while focusing on the needs and well-being of our senior citizens in the city of North Miami.”   

North Miami Mayor, Dr. Smith Joseph said, “This program is critical to the health and livelihood of our seniors. They have been there for us, it is now our time to care for them. North Miami is transforming into an Age-Friendly City by helping our seniors stay healthy and active while providing appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.”
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