What Does Age-Friendly Mean?

The Dundalk Eagle - - REC COUNCIL NEWS -

BAL­TI­MORE COUNTY — The Age Friendly Bal­ti­more County Ini­tia­tive is seek­ing com­mu­nity in­put on how to make the county a bet­ter place for se­nior cit­i­zens.

Any­one who is 18 or older is en­cour­aged to sign up for an on­line meet­ing where they can voice their sugges­tions. The meet­ing that will take place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 13 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. To ac­cess the meet­ing, email Dona Neu­worth at dneu­worth@bal­ti­more­coun­tymd. gov by Thurs­day, Au­gust 6.

It is a com­mu­nity that en­ables peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties to ac­tively par­tic­i­pate in com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties and treats peo­ple with re­spect, re­gard­less of age.

It is a place—city, town, county, state—that makes it easy for older peo­ple to stay con­nected to peo­ple that are im­por­tant to them and their com­mu­ni­ties.

It helps peo­ple stay healthy and ac­tive re­gard­less of their abil­i­ties and age, and pro­vides ap­pro­pri­ate sup­port to those who can no longer look af­ter them­selves.

There are eight do­mains that AARP, based on the WHO’s work, sug­gests we work on: Out­door spa­ces Trans­porta­tion

Hous­ing

So­cial par­tic­i­pa­tion

Re­spect and so­cial in­clu­sion

Civic par­tic­i­pa­tion and em­ploy­ment Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and in­for­ma­tion Com­mu­nity and health ser­vices

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