There are numerous ways individuals and organizations can be involved with the implementation of Age-Friendly DC.
The Age-Friendly DC Task Force, knowledgeable leaders, residents, and other stakeholders have been hard at work drafting goals and objectives to help make sure the city wins the Age-Friendly designation.
The domain committees produced draft goals and objectives integrating community and knowledgeable leader input. The drafts were reviewed by the community and now the Task Force is working to incorporate the public feedback given in August and September 2014.
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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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