There’s a nationwide effort to encourage towns and cities to develop initiatives and programs that will make their communities more “age-friendly,” to encourage people to remain a part of the local community as they get on in years. Community initiatives have included outdoor upgrades such as better lighting, more benches, and better crosswalks, as well as expanded senior centers, broader library services, inter-generational local events and ventures, and expanded transportation options. The Grotta Fund for Senior Care and the Taub Foundation are co-sponsoring the 2020 Age-Friendly Communities Conference for professionals and lay volunteers who are involved with — or want to get involved with — these efforts. The event will take place March 11th in Whippany, NJ. You can read more about it, and register, HERE. Professional CLE credits will be available.
Click here to learn more about age-friendly initiatives. In fact, it isn’t just going on in the USA — the World health Organization has identified “age friendly” as a major important goal for communities around the world. Take a look.
Aging in place involves a partnership between people and local government, and people and their families or trusted support network. There are a variety of sources people can turn to, for help in assembling the team and making sure that structures are in place to enable them to age in place — geriatric care managers (aging & life care specialists), interior designers and contractors who can make a home more age-friendly, elder law attorneys, financial advisors, and visiting nurse services, to name just a few.
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