Dartmouth, Massachusetts Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Bliss Corner Senior Center
Dartmouth developed its action plan in collaboration with University of Massachusetts and community residents. The plan incorporates previous town planning efforts including the previous master plan, its Open Space and Recreation Plan, and a recent Housing Production Plan. The community is focusing their efforts on housing, transportation, and respect and social inclusion.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingEncourage aging in place by promoting walkable neighborhoods, creating affordable housing options for older adults and expanding funding to assist with home maintenance and repairs.
TransportationCreate better connections and increase pedestrian safety between housing, recreation and retail districts by increasing sidewalk widths.
Respect and InclusionCreate a more inclusive civic society by developing an age-friendly business designation and expanding intergenerational partnerships with local schools, universities and libraries.