Age Friendly Communites
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
May is Older Americans Month. Anytime is a good time to recognize the contributions as well as the needs of America’s seniors, and this month is a good time to mention GROW SD’s new project that addresses both needs and opportunities when it comes to older Americans. Please click on the picture to take our survey and share your thoughts on age friendly communities.
GROW SD recently received a grant from Grantmakers in Aging in conjunction with the South Dakota Community Foundation to help raise awareness of the concept of age-friendly communities. The idea encourages localities to consider the needs of older Americans as they consider and implement community and economic development activities. Creating age-friendly communities includes ideas for making transportation and communication work well for all generations as well as recognizing the contributions of older citizens, especially as more seniors need or choose to work into what used to be retirement years. Many communities, for example, have learned that seniors can be a reliable and talented part of a workforce. On the latter topic, a blog in the Huffington Post directly addresses it.
GROW SD will conduct outreach with a number of statewide and local organizations, including County Commissions, nonprofit organizations, and the news media to raise awareness of age-friendly communities and educate decision makers and constituents. See below for an upcoming informational workshop.
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