Wake County, North Carolina Print
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Lead Agency: Wake County Human Services Board
Action Plan Download
Wake County developed its action plan in collaboration with residents, representatives from the business and nonprofit communities, and service providers from both the public and private sectors. The plan is written with the mindset that any planning for older adults requires deliberate and focused collaboration throughout Wake County, and must also include partners at the state and federal level. Wake County is focusing on transportation, health, personal care, safety, housing and economic self sufficiency, and is designed to provide ample opportunities for every sector and stakeholder to be a part of a system of positive changes for older adults in the community.
Action Plan Highlights
Communication and InformationDesign and implement a community outreach program to provide needed information equally to people in both urban and rural areas, particularly older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families or chosen caregivers.
Social ParticipationDesign and promote an aging preparedness outreach effort to encourage residents to plan for retirement and challenge negative stereotypes on aging.
Health and Community ServicesPartner with public and private agencies, businesses and educational institutions to identify and promote programs that provide caregivers with hands-on tools and training in the personal care of older adults and adults with disabilities, while also recruiting caregivers to serve populations from different cultures, races, ethnicities, and those with limited English proficiency