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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 Speakers' Trainings

Are you interested in helping to spread the word about making DC an age-friendly city? Do you want to learn more about what the District is doing to help residents stay in their communities as they age – and then share that knowledge with friends and neighbors? Age-Friendly DC is hosting a series of trainings to prepare volunteers to give presentations on the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan at District libraries and other community events.

These trainings will be held on:

Friday, February 13th - 10am - noon @ John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 527
Friday, February 20th, 1pm - 3pm @ John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 527
-NEW DATE ADDED - Tuesday, February 24th, 6pm - 8pm @ AARP Headquarters, 601 E Street NW, Room B2-140

If interested, please RSVP below to let us know what training you will attend.

http://bit.ly/1ySbJ1A

 

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: