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Oneida County Joins AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

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As the Idaho population continues to grow, and people are staying healthy and active longer, a new reality for communities across the Gem State continues to emerge. To help meet this challenge, Oneida County has announced their membership into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

As a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, Oneida County has now committed to identifying the challenges of its aging population and identifying policy and programmatic solutions that will improve the quality of life for all ages in the community. This process is in collaboration with residents, communities and stakeholders.

By enrolling in the AARP network, the county will gain access to national and global research, community networks, planning models and best practices to improve livability for all ages and abilities. 

"We are proud that Oneida County has been certified as an Age-Friendly Community by AARP. Residents of Southeast Idaho will benefit from this designation,” said AARP Idaho state director Lupe Wissel. “An Age-Friendly Community helps all ages and abilities and provides a great place for individuals to grow up and grow old in."

This initiative helps participating communities become even better places to live by adopting such features as walkable streets; increased housing and transportation options; improved access to services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.

Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, while continuing to make residents of all ages happier and healthier.

Other participating cities in Idaho include Boise (2018), Meridian (2021), Nampa (2022) Malad City (2022), Cascade (2022) and Preston (2022).

About the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
Established in April 2012, membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities,  does not mean AARP is endorsing any of the following municipalities as a place to live. Nor does it mean the community or state listed is currently "age-friendly." What membership does means is that the community's elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city, county or state a great place to live for people of all ages. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities encourages states, cities, towns and counties to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. By doing so, these communities are better equipped to become great places, and even lifelong homes, for people of all ages.

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