South Orange, New Jersey Print
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Lead Agency: SOMA: Two Towns For All Ages
South Orange and Maplewood have created a joint action plan, working together to provide services to older adults in their communities and create a supportive, age-friendly culture. Working with a diverse, collaborative group, local government leaders and senior organizations in both towns built an action plan that commits to improving accessibility to outdoor spaces like municipal buildings, increasing access to transportation, increasing intergenerational activities and combating social isolation among seniors, and centralizing communications to improve coordination between the towns.
Action Plan Highlights
TransportationProvide transportation options for weekend and evening events by evaluating current senior bus services and looking for ways to increase ridership.
HousingIncrease housing for older adults through new pilot programs.