If you’re a Salem resident or resident of a city that’s considering becoming “age-friendly,” you won’t want to miss the Age-Friendly Listening Sessions that are taking place in Salem on Tuesday, June 23.
A major new initiative from the city of Salem and Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, the listening sessions—which are offered during the day and in the evening—will help officials hear from you about what’s needed to make Salem more age-friendly.
An age-friendly city welcomes everyone and adapts its structures and services to be accessible to all, including older people with varying needs and capacities." — Mayor Kimberley Driscoll
"An age-friendly city helps people of all ages participate in community activities, and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age,” says Mayor Driscoll. “An age-friendly city welcomes everyone and adapts its structures and services to be accessible to all, including older people with varying needs and capacities. An age-friendly city encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities for good health and social interaction in order to add ‘life to years.’ This is a vital part of Salem’s future.”
Issues that will be discussed include: health services; housing; transportation; outdoor spaces; and more. All are welcome to attend and are encouraged to bring neighbors and other guests.
WHAT: Listening Session about Age-Friendly Salem
WHEN: Tuesday, June 23, 2015: First Session: 2-3:30 p.m.; Second Session: 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: City Hall Annex, 120 Washington St., 3rd floor, Salem, MA 01970
For more information please contact Jason Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org.