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Sponsor an Age-Friendly DC Community Consultation for your Community

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Sponsor an Age-Friendly DC Community Consultation for your Community

Participants will join others in contributing to what the District will look like as an Age-Friendly City

Together we can make the District of Columbia a friendlier place for those of all ages.

The District of Columbia is working to become an inclusive and accessible urban environment. Age-Friendly DC is part of an international effort started by the World Health Organization to respond to two significant demographic trends: urbanization and a rapidly aging population.

You can make an investment now in your future.  Sponsor a Community Consultation for your neighbors, friends, and family members.  Participants will join others in contributing to what the District will look like as an Age-Friendly City! Topics for consideration at each Community Consultation are:

  1. Outdoor Spaces and Buildings—accessibility to and availability of safe recreational facilities.
  2. Transportation—safe and affordable modes of private and public transportation.
  3. Housing—wide range of housing options for older residents, aging in place, and other home modification programs.
  4. Social Participation—access to leisure and cultural activities and opportunities for older residents to participate in social and civic engagement with their peers and younger people.
  5. Respect and Social Inclusion—programs to support and promote ethnic and cultural diversity, along with programs to encourage multigenerational interaction and dialogue.
  6. Civic Participation and Employment – promotion of paid work and volunteer activities for older residents and opportunities to engage in formulation of policies relevant to their lives.
  7. Communication and Information—promotion of and access to the use of technology to keep older residents connected to their community and friends and family, both near and far.
  8. Community Support and Health Services—access to homecare services, clinics, and programs to promote wellness and active aging.
  9. Emergency Preparedness and Resilience, a DC-addition—information, education and training to ensure the safety, wellness, and readiness of seniors in emergency situations.
  10. Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Fraud, a DC-addition—prevention and prosecution of financial exploitation, neglect, and physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of seniors.

Sponsoring is easy and Age-Friendly DC is here to help. If you are interested, contact Pamela Davis via email, Pamela.davis@dc.gov, or phone, (202) 727-7973.