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Lead Agency: Grow Grand Island, Inc.
Action Plan Download
Grand Island developed its action plan as a partnership between the town Chamber of Commerce, the Economic Development Corporation, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, county government, and business and community leaders. The plan focuses on five primary areas housing; transportation; community support and health services; outdoor spaces and places; civic participation and employment. In addition to these five domains, Grand Island has led major studies to develop a long-term transportation plan, as well as a long-term bike and pedestrian study, which is incorporated into its age-friendly work.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingFacilitate housing improvements for older adults by creating a Housing Improvement Partnership that brings in diverse stakeholders and community organizations.
TransportationIdentify potential transportation safety issues with neighborhood groups using AARP's Walk Audit Toolkit.
Outdoor SpacesFocus on increasing access to parks for older adults by conducting a survey of key neighborhood parks to identify potential infrastructure improvements, and use social media to educate residents and visitors about age-friendly park features like hiking trails, bike trails and bikeshare programs.