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The Town of Danforth developed their Age Friendly Action Plan in collaboration with The Towns Livable Communities Committee. The Town distributed a survey designed on the AARP model of the 8domains of livability. From the survey results, several challenges were identified which became the inspiration for the age-friendly steering committee. As a result, the action plan commitsto build upon all 8domains of livability. Danforth looks to ensure walking paths and sidewalks are accessible throughout downtown, as well as developing a plan for a Community Center. Danforth will also develop a volunteer ride service for residents to improve mobility. Create a set of programs/policies to enable older adults to be safe and comfortable within their own homes and community. Expand social opportunities for all member with a focus on engaging older citizens, while expanding volunteer opportunities andaccess to services that ensure the health and well-being of the Danforth elder population.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesDanforth will coordinate wellness check-ins and expand services like Meals on Wheels
Civic Participation and EmploymentTown will create new volunteer opportunities through a new volunteer network
HousingDanforth will develop a small tiny home development