East Lansing, Michigan Print
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Lead Agency: East Lansing City Council
East Lansing developed its action plan in collaboration with hundreds of residents, practitioners, business representatives, and non-profit community leaders. The goal of the city's plan is to provide residents of all ages with easy access to walkable streets, diverse housing and transportation options, and public service assistance, as well as facilitate the participation of older adults in community activities. The plan prioritizes expanding on existing community features, including community events, older adult activities, public parks and facilities, and aging in place programs.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingImprove the accessibility of both public and private properties by using grants and tax increment financing to install automatic doors and first floor-accessible bathrooms. Increase the availability of affordable, non-income-qualified housing options for older adults using sustainable, innovative design.
Civic Participation and EmploymentGive older adults part time employment and educational opportunities through partnerships with local universities.
Health and Community ServicesShare information with older adults on legal and financial issues by promoting aging plans and resource guides.