Lansing, Michigan Print
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Lead Agency: City of Lansing
Action Plan Download
Lansing developed its action plan with the goal of improving overall quality of life for older adults and all residents. The plan increases park accessibility and implements an age-friendly business program. In addition, the action plan calls on the city to improve transportation infrastructure to expand access to rural communities, build new, affordable housing stock, and develop social programs for older residents.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingIncrease the amount of affordable, accessible housing by modifying zoning to allow ADUs, cohousing, additional density, and multi-family housing.
Health and Community ServicesHelp older adults understand resource options through a patient navigator program, where a trained professional is assigned to a family and helps them learn about healthcare options.
Outdoor SpacesIncrease the functionality of outdoor spaces by installing exercise equipment and making parks more accessible.
Progress Report Download
Lansing's age-friendly progress report works hand-in-hand with its Vision 2030 plan, 'Making Lansing Diverse, Dense, Livable, Responsible and Welcoming." The city has improved its public spaces to ensure a welcoming environment. Focusing on outdoor spaces, Lansing has made dramatic improvements to countless public parks and places using universal design principals and updating wayfinding. In the realm of transportation, the city has built programs to fit older adults to their vehicles, train older adults in driving techniques and expanded access to public transit and trail routes that connect key destinations. Lansing has also worked to improve aging-in-place opportunities for older adults and created programs to make homes more accessible for people of all ages.