Matthews, North Carolina Print
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Lead Agency: Mayor's Office
Action Plan Download
Matthews developed its action plan focusing on housing, outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, and community support and health services. The plan looks to create affordable home repair services for older adults, and encourage the use of universal design in new home construction. Mathews is also increasing awareness of current programs in the community, including healthcare resources and offering at the local senior center.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesIncrease knowledge of health care availability by promoting local clinics, and educating individuals through information sessions on healthcare.
HousingHelp community members age in place by identifying need areas, such as a lack of affordable repair services for older adults.
Outdoor SpacesPromote walkability by building new sidewalks and increasing the number of sidewalk connections.