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Lead Agency: Department of Aging
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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
Outdoor SpacesGive older adults a greater voice in planning new outdoor spaces by opening channels of communication between residents and planning organizations.
TransportationImprove coordination of medical transportation through a new workgroup comprised of representatives from transit, health, and aging services agencies.
Social ParticipationAccommodate older adults who are unable to leave their homes, yet want to participate in social activities, through a "Senior Center Without Walls" program.