Emeryville, California Print
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Lead Agency: City of Emeryville Parks and Recreation Department
Action Plan Download
Emeryville developed its action plan as a way of educating and encouraging local leaders and residents to implement changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. Led by the city's commission on aging and parks and recreation department, the plan consciously makes adults part of the solution, utilizing the experience and knowledge of older adults. Emeryville also works to value cultural diversity and include people with different languages, cultures, races, religions, backgrounds, physical and cognitive abilities, sexual orientations, genders, and ages in the age-friendly work, and promotes and celebrates positive perceptions of aging, reducing stigma and discrimination.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor SpacesImprove outdoor areas for older adults by increasing the number of accessible, clean public restrooms, ensuring that there are sufficient age-friendly parks to be accessible to all residents within a 5-minute walk from their homes, improve street and sidewalk safety and accessibility for wheelchair access. Increase sidewalk width that is free of obstructions and develop signs in public parks and online interactive maps to assist with wayfinding.
HousingIncrease the supply of housing for older adults by constructing new affordable housing units for very low-, low- and moderate-income households over 55, and develop a targeted marketing plan directed at older adult homeowners and tenants to promote the housing rehabilitation program of accessibility for improvements and minor home repair programs.
Communication and InformationIncrease broadband access for greater connectivity and provide education to older adults bridge the gap to allow for digital inclusivity for people of all ages and abilities.