@Roninaz one of the things we are most excited about with this community is to hear directly from our members with their questions, concerns, suggestions and feedback. We take feedback from our members seriously and are grateful you've shared yours with us. We would love to know if there are specific activities or products that you believe the co-op should offer/carry that would help us to be more age-inclusive.
A couple things come to mind:
Again, we very much appreciate your feedback and your willingness to share it.
Because the co-op continues to focus on a narrower set of priorities, we made the difficult decision to close our activity center boathouses in Stone Mountain, GA, Lincoln Woods, RI, and Cherry Creek, Co. The realities of the global pandemic and uncertainty surrounding conditions in many of the parks where we operated made them unsustainable. We apologize for any inconvenience.
I am also 61 but I feel like REI still offers the gear I need (and want!). I took several bike maintenance classes as well as Wilderness First Aid through REI. Some of the REI employees at the store where I shop and some of the customers I see there are my age or older.