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Legislature Hears About Aging Strategic Plan, Supports County Engagement in Age-Friendly Communities Network

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Legislature Hears About Aging Strategic Plan, Supports County Engagement in Age-Friendly Communities Network

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

County Office for the Aging Director Lisa Holmes delivered a presentation to Legislators on the Office’s 2015 Strategic Plan for Aging in Tompkins County. 

The Plan is posted on the County’s website at http://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/files2/cofa/Strategic%20Plan%20for%20Aging%20in%20Tompkins%20County%203.9.15.pdf.

As one of the next steps, and part of an ongoing, thoughtful, and collaborative planning process to strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people as they age, Director Holmes said her office will work with the County and City of Ithaca to designate the County and City as an “Age Friendly Community” with AARP and the World Health Organization, to formally engage stakeholders in continuous improvement.  The Legislature, by unanimous vote, then passed a resolution voicing the County’s support of initiatives and opportunities to engage in that “Age-Friendly Communities Network” of municipalities, encouraging and promoting public policies that support healthy aging.