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Get Involved

There are numerous ways individuals and organizations can be involved with the implementation of Age-Friendly DC.

Age-Friendly DC Library Presentations

Are you interested in learning more about Age-Friendly DC? Do you want to hear what the District is doing to help residents live purposeful lives and stay in their communities as they age? Age-Friendly DC Speakers are giving a series of trainings on the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan at District libraries over the coming month.

These trainings will be held at the following times and locations:

West End Interim 2522 Virginia Ave NW, 20037                   25-Mar Wed 3:30
Takoma Park 416 Cedar St. NW, 20012                                 26-Mar Thurs 1:00
Georgetown 3260 R St. NW, 20007                                         26-Mar Thurs 7:00
Palisades 4901 V St. NW, 20007                                              8-Apr Wed 1:30
Anacostia 1800 Good Hope Road SE, 20020                        9-Apr Thurs 1:00
Rosedale 1701 Gales St. NE, 20002                                       9-Apr Thurs 6:30            
Southeast 403 7th St. SE, 20003                                              9-Apr Thurs 3:00
Bellvue/Lockridge 115 Atlantic St. SW, 20032                       9-Apr Thurs 6:30
Francis A. Gregory 3660 Alabama Ave. SE, 20020              11-Apr Sat 10:00
Southwest 900 Wesley Place SW, 20024                               11-Apr Sat 1:00            
Capitol View 5001 Central Ave. SE, 20019                            16-Apr Thurs 7:00            
Mt. Pleasant 3160 16 St. NW, 20010                                       18-Apr Sat 1:00
Deanwood 1350 49th St. NE, 20019                                       20-Apr Mon 10:30            
Chevy Chase 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 20015                24-Apr Tues 7:00
 
If you have any questions, please contact Age-Friendly DC staff at agefriendly@dc.gov or call 202-727-7973.
 

Age-Friendly DC Block-by-Block Walk

Between March and September of 2014, 104 of 296 Single Member Districts (SMDs) were surveyed regarding walkability, neighborhood amenities, and specific concerns. During the spring Walks, hundreds of volunteers took to the streets of DC to identify neighborhood assets and issues needing attention all through the lens of DC residents 60 and older. When the data from all the Walk areas is combined, it will help the city improve policy and practice to make daily life better for those who live, work or visit.

There are SMDs that still need to be surveyed. Learn how you can help.

 

Other opportunities to be an agent of change to ensure DC is an age-friendly city

  • Invite the Age-Friendly DC Director or Task Force member to speak to your organization about what the initiative is and how you can be involved
  • Identify ways the Department of Parks and Recreation and Office of Planning can integrate the needs of older residents in Play DC!, the Department of Parks and Recreation strategic planning effort
  • Connect with Age-Friendly DC staff by calling (202) 727-7973 or emailing agefriendly@dc.gov.

 

Stay connected

Staying connected to Age-Friendly DC is easy: