Salem, Oregon Print
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Lead Agency: Center 50+
Action Plan Download
Salem developed its action plan in coordination with forty agency partners, neighborhood representatives, bike and pedestrian groups, nonprofits and faith communities, business owners, city, county, and state representatives, and older adults. The plan focuses on access to transportation and community-wide mobility; accessible, appropriate, and affordable housing; supportive community and health services for all; opportunities for civic engagement, volunteerism and employment; safe and appealing outdoor spaces and accessible public buildings; and social connections, inclusion, and respect.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationConduct a community education program focused on public transportation, walking, biking and carpool options for older adults.
HousingProvide education for residents and conduct community discussions on affordable housing options for older adults, while offering training to local building and developers on universal design.
Communication and InformationCreate a communication tool box to educate community partners and municipalities on how to effectively communicate with older adults centered around 'word of mouth' peer-to-peer information sharing, informal leaders to facilitate communications, current events and opportunities to disseminate information.