Corte Madera, California Print
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Lead Agency: Age-Friendly Corte Madera
Age-Friendly Taskforce/Advisory Council/Commission
Action Plan Download
Corte Madera developed its action plan in collaboration with community members, the local police authority, town departments, and elected officials. The plan focuses on enhancing options for social participation and lifelong fitness through public-private partnerships as one of its goals for improving quality of life for older adults. Corte Madera aims to upgrade sidewalk infrastructure and improve pedestrian safety as well as increase affordable housing development and market choice in the community.
Action Plan Highlights
Civic Participation and EmploymentIncentivize businesses to improve amenities for older adults, such as seating, railings, and lighting.
Social ParticipationCreate an intergenerational and recreational bicycling program.
Respect and InclusionShowcase the achievement and talents of older adults through community events.
Progress Report Download
Corte Madera's age-friendly progress report shows how the initiative has worked collaboratively with other age-friendly efforts in the county, engaged town departments in using an age-friendly lens in their planning and has provided input to the town's housing plan. The initiative created an age-friendly intergenerational center building a place to congregate, offer activities and classes, and to fight isolation in older adults. As part of its mission to reduce barriers, the age-friendly team also encourages participation in Cycling Without Age, a program allowing older adults to "feel the sun on their face and the wind in their hair" and share the experience with younger peddlers while riding a three-wheeled trishaw.