Bradley, Maine Print
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Lead Agency: Aging and Disability Services
Action Plan Download
Bradley developed its action plan in collaboration with community members through a survey and a number of events, and the University of Maine Center on Aging and the Lifelong Communities fellows program. The town will continue to implement actions including: strategic planning and annual budgeting, ongoing action planning, strengthening partnerships, and monitoring progress and performance.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor SpacesFocus on improving outdoor spaces for older adults by convening older residents for a walk audit, installing new seating along pedestrian corridors, identifying and clearing primary winter walking routes in downtown, extending and communicating public restroom hours into winter months, advocating for safety improvements to downtown, ensuring additional accessible parking, and enhancing centrally located green spaces with pedestrian and recreational amenities.
HousingConduct a housing needs assessment to better understand the needs of older adults specifically, and the community generally, and facilitate interested resident groups who want to pursue alternative housing models, such as co-housing.
TransportationBuild more transportation options by developing a transportation training program for older adults, establishing an older adult volunteer driver program, and improving utilization of the community bus service to other.