Injury from falling is a major risk for older adults and people with disabilities. Click HERE to review information on how to prevent falls from the Office for the Aging.
Ithaca and Tompkins County’s Age-Friendly Action Plan was approved this month by AARP. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, an international effort to help communities prepare for rapid population aging.
The initiative is aimed at transforming the social and physical environment to support health and well-being for community members across the lifespan. The Tompkins County Office for the Aging is spearheading local efforts together with multiple community partners.
The Age Friendly Ithaca and Tompkins County Action Plan includes 7 different areas of focus:
You can view the Age Friendly plan on the Tompkins County Office for the Aging’s website at www.tompkinscountyny.gov/cofa.
For more information about the Age Friendly initiative, contact the Tompkins County Office for the Aging at 607-274-5482.