West Sacramento Age-Friendly Program Gains Momentum

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Did you know that the City of West Sacramento is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Cities and Communities program?

As a member, the City joins over 135 other cities across the U.S. that have committed to becoming great places for seniors, and people of all ages.

WHO has identified eight domains of livability that impact community members’ quality of life including transportation, housing, civic participation, and more.

The City is preparing an Age-Friendly Action Plan that will contain specific goals related to some or all of the eight domains of livability.

To oversee development of a draft plan, the City Council has created an advisory committee co-chaired by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen and Councilmember Beverly Sandeen, and including representatives from each of the City’s advisory commissions.

The Age-Friendly Advisory Committee holds monthly public meetings at City Hall, and is overseeing a robust community outreach effort designed to gather input from as many older West Sacramento residents as possible so they can inform the development of the draft Age-Friendly Action Plan.We’d like feedback from residents over age 45. Please take our age-friendly survey here.

To learn more about the City of West Sacramento’s Age-Friendly Action Plan, click here.

 

 

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