Edmonton’s Buddy Benches

1 07 2017

https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/buddy-benches.aspx

The City of Edmonton is hoping more citizens will sit down and chat with a stranger on their new Buddy Benches, which were unveiled Tuesday and will be placed throughout the city.

“It’s for people like me who get lonely when they retire and they don’t have anybody to talk to,” said Dianne Kuntz, whose grandchildren came up with the idea.

The benches are part of a pilot project partnership with CITYlab and were unveiled at Churchill Retirement Residence on Tuesday.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/06/27/urban-isolation-to-take-a-back-seat-with-new-buddy-benches.html

 

 

Other Edmonton works –
Yellow is for Hello/  The Friendship Bench – http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmonton/2017/03/24/university-hopes-benches-spark-mental-health-discussions-.html

 

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