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Rethinking the City as Age-Friendly
January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
The number of people 65 and older in the United States is expected to increase to 55 million in 2020. On October 28, 2019, Mayor Buddy Dyer announced that the City of Orlando had received certification as a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. What does this mean? Rather than the culmination of a process, it marked the beginning of a 2-year planning process. With the guidance of the Mayor’s Committee on Livability and Healthy Aging, the City will develop Orlando’s first Age-Friendly Action Plan.
The community engagement, assessment, and planning process will delve into 8 Domains of Livability including the built environment (outdoor spaces & buildings, transportation, housing) and the social environment (social participation, respect & social inclusion, civic participation & employment, communication & information, as well as community & health services), all with a special focus on seniors.
Paul Lewis, FAICP, Orlando’s Chief Planning Manager, will provide an overview of the initiative, including an update on the age-friendly livability survey currently being conducted as part of the assessment.
Fill out the Age-Friendly City survey at the City of Orlando: https://www.orlando.gov/Community-Programs-Events/AARP-Age-Friendly-Community
RTC thanks Credo Conduit for being gracious hosts.
Rethinking the City (RTC) is an independently organized event dedicated to building a dialogue within the Orlando community and with changemakers around the world about the forces that shape cities and how we can participate in positive change in our own city through arts, engagement, service, and enterprise.