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August 1, 2017 > Fremont respects its elders

Fremont respects its elders

Submitted By City of Fremont

The City of Fremont has joined the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. This network is a group of cities and communities worldwide making an effort to meet the needs of their older residents.

To gain a better understanding of the specific needs in Fremont, the CityÕs Human Services Department conducted 30 focus groups throughout the city and held an open community dialogue in April. More than 1,000 residents shared ideas and the City is now working on detailed action steps that will increase its age-friendly efforts in areas such as transportation, volunteer opportunities, health and wellness, outdoor spaces, and housing.

The City of Fremont is working with other Bay Area cities that also believe an age-friendly city is a livable city for all. This initiative is supported by AARP. For more information, contact Karen Grimsich at kgrimsich@fremont.gov or (510) 574-2062.

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