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Lead Agency: Department of Services for the Aging
Action Plan Download
An action plan is based on the results of community surveys identifying needs within the 8 Domains of Livability that influence the health and quality of life of older adults. While there is flexibility in how a plan is created and what it will do, every action plan includes a statement about what can be achieved, target dates for goal completion, identification of participating organizations and indicators to measure progress. The action plan is an "active" rather than static document. Revisions and amendments are a sign of program improvement and progress.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationExpand 311 call center operations to include more social workers and nurses to provide information and referral services on Social Security, Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC), Home Energy Assistance Programs (HEAP), food stamps and senior citizen real property tax exemptions (STAR).
HousingProvide older adults with low-cost services for small repairs, maintenance tasks, and universal design fixes in their current homes, particularly bathroom modifications and the installation of emergency response systems, through a residential repair program.
TransportationAnalyze changing mobility needs to identify capacity gaps, while repairing current infrastructure like broken sidewalks, missing signage, and poor street lighting.