On October 3, 2012, the District joined other aspirant-jurisdictions to become an Age-Friendly City as part of the pilot AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities through the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. The goal of this program is to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more user-friendly not only for their older residents, but for residents of all ages.
Right now Age-Friendly DC is completing goals and objectives. Goals and objectives are expected to reflect the voices of DC residents we have heard over the last year plus and address the World Health Organization essential features. It will be the compilation of those goals and objectives that will result in a draft that will be considered for approval by the Task Force.
Age-Friendly DC continues to encourage the community to provide feedback on the draft goals and objectives. The goals and objectives will serve as the underpinning for the strategic plan which will be submitted to the World Health Organization.
There are several ways you can provide feedback:
Attend a community meeting
- Tuesday, September 9, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Savoy Elementary School, 2400 Shannon Place SE, Gymnasium
- Saturday, September 13, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1100 4th Street SW, Room E200
Provide feedback using the survey by September 13, 2014
Return comments via:
- Fax: (202) 442-5066
- Email: email@example.com
- Mail: Age-Friendly DC, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 223, Washington, DC 20004