Champaign, Illinois Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Steering Committee Champaign and Urbana
Champaign-Urbana developed its action plan as the culmination of two years of community engagement, participation, and planning. The plan is committed to ensuring quality of life for residents of all ages, and focuses on communication, enhancing resources to train older adults on technologies, social inclusion, combating ageism, and addressing barriers to public transit use. The plan is also focused on meeting the special needs of diverse populations within the communities.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationIncrease comfort with public transit by implementing a bus buddy program.
Respect and InclusionMitigate ageism by supporting intergenerational interactions and increasing opportunities for volunteer organizations that support a diverse population of older adults.