New Bedford, Massachusetts Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: New Bedford Council on Aging
Council on Aging/Area Agency on Aging
New Bedford developed its action plan in collaboration with AARP Massachusetts. The plan commits New Bedford to helping residents age in place and supporting housing for vulnerable adults, while also investing in services to encourage healthy living and provide cognitive aid for older residents. The action plan also works towards building outdoor spaces that are inclusive for older adults and encouraging social participation.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesPromote existing food security screening tools.
Civic Participation and EmploymentPromote volunteer and mentorship opportunities for older adults.
Civic Participation and EmploymentSupport older adults and people with disabilities through a skilled workforce of elder care workers.