We had our second chamber member meeting at 8 A.M. where Cathy Rowe from SOMA Two Towns For All Ages talked about how to make our communities grow while helping the growing population continue to thrive. Our towns have a higher than usual older population and it continues to grow estimating about 15% by 2021.Grandparents are moving in to help raise their grandkids and they are great consumers as they are paying taxes but not using as many resources. They add to our town diversity and have a higher disposable income. Businesses can accommodate the older population by making doors wider for easy access, retrain staff to be comfortable helping senior citizens, have benches in the front, etc.

The event was generously sponsored by Winchester Gardens. We look forward to seeing all of you at our next event on Nov 20th!