Portland, Maine Print
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Lead Agency: Office of Elder Affairs
Action Plan Download
Portland developed its action plan around the four immediate priorities of health and community services, housing, transportation, and communication. The plan commits to helping residents to age in place and sets up an affordable housing strategy. Portland will also enhance pedestrian safety while improving affordability and access to public transit. Finally, Portland aims to increase access to information about services, programs, and events that may be useful to Portland residents as they age.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationMake transit systems more user friendly for older adults by building more passenger shelters and wayfinding methods.
Outdoor SpacesIncrease awareness of existing parks and outdoor activities.
HousingAddress the housing needs of older adults by providing training for property managing of public and private housing.