Belvedere, California Print
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Lead Agency: Commission on Aging
Action Plan Download
Belvedere developed its action plan as a volunteer effort dedicated primarily to supporting residents ages 60 and older. The initiative seeks to promote health, safety and happiness for all residents while aging in place in the community. To this end, age-friendly Belvedere actively engages in research and shares resources to enhance independent livability, fostering improvements that enhance the livability of the town for all generations.. By enhancing the aspects of daily life that promote inclusiveness, security and health, accessibility, and mobility for older adults, the initiative believes that every resident can benefit from all that Belvedere has to offer.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationFocus on communcation with residents by improving digital and print resources to reach older adults, including city website, newsletters, and print-media fliers, and working with librarians and other professionals to provide basic computer skills to access digital resources for older adults.
TransportationWork with the Department of Public Works to identify and rectify mobility issues on streets and sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety and walkability through neighborhoods, and identify and publicize alternatives to driving for older adults by identifying volunteer and ride sharing opportunities.
Health and Community ServicesImprove disaster preparedness in the community by continuing to support a block captain program, ensuring that all evacuation plans include elements needed for older adults, and improving the communication to older adults on citywide disaster plans.