This plan is organized into four quadrant areas vital for a community in which people can age well. Goals, strategies and key action steps are provided for those looking to organize and implement change.
A livable community provides a safety net that ensures that the basic needs for housing, safety, food, and access to essential services are met. Essential services that are affordable, appropriate and accessible contribute to a high quality of life, personal safety, and well-being.
In a vibrant, livable community, people engage in service, volunteer, maintain connections, and participate in social, civic, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. A vibrant, livable community values older adults and makes aging well a community priority.
A vibrant, age-friendly community promotes healthy behaviors and supports community activities that enhance well-being. Access to affordable wellness services, including preventive care, mental health, and palliative care services, as well as appropriate fitness programs, is essential.