There is no question that our lives are radically changing on account of COVID-19. Many of us may need different kinds of information and services than we needed before. We may also have new opportunities to learn and grow. While the mission of Senior Access Points of Larimer County has always been to connect older adults and caregivers with aging-related resources (LarimerSeniors.org), it has become even more important that community residents know about the many services and opportunities available to them during these complex times. Here are a few resources available to you through the community partners that make up Senior Access Points:
We all want to reside in a community that's a great place to live, and AARP wants to help cities across the country and here in Utah get there! That's the basis for the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities program, which encourages cities, towns, and communities to commit to improving their age-friendliness and submit to a rigorous membership assessment cycle.
Ron L. Swanda, a dedicated volunteer advocate for Washington, DC’s older residents and a member of the AARP DC Executive Council, has been appointed to serve on Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Age-Friendly DC Task Force. The Task Force is an advisory group that evaluates and reports to the Mayor and the Age-Friendly DC Office on the needs and concerns of older D.C. citizens. Swanda, a Washington, DC Ward 6 resident for 32 years, has been a long-time advocate on issues for older people and also serves as Vice Chair for the D.C. Commission on Aging.
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Affordable home health care, outdoor spaces and affordable, accessible housing are among the features needed to make Honolulu an “age-friendly” city, a recent AARP study found. Other survey findings point to the need for safe streets and sidewalks, reliable public transportation and assisted-living options.
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