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April 11, 2017 > Age Friendly community dialog set in Fremont

Age Friendly community dialog set in Fremont

Submitted By the City of Fremont

The City of Fremont has joined the World Health OrganizationÕs Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities.

The Age-Friendly network encourages cities to prepare for the dramatic shift in the aging population by paying attention to the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. The model is built on assessing the cityÕs baseline status in relevant areas and developing an action plan that includes ideas from older adults.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) coordinates the effort in the United States and incorporates the WHOÕs Age-Friendly concepts into its Livable Communities Index, which states that an Age-Friendly city is a livable city for all residents.

In Fremont, the cityÕs Human Services Department recently completed 30 age-friendly focus groups and compiled survey data from more than 850 residents to listen about improvements to outdoor spaces, volunteering and learning opportunities, health and wellness activities, transportation and dementia-specific services among other topics.

City officials are hosting an ÒAge-FriendlyÓ community meeting on Thursday, April 13 to learn what older adults have said so far and to contribute to this important dialogue. Admission is free and open to everyone.

For details, send an email to Karen Grimsich at kgrimsich@fremont.gov.


Age-Friendly Community Dialogue:
Thursday, April 13, 2017
11 a.m. -- 2:30 p.m
Los Cerritos Community Center
3377 Alder Ave. in Fremont
Free

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