Mayor eyes age- friendly city
Plans to discuss program with council
» Mayor Shawn Morse said he intends to take the necessary steps to have the Spindle City be labeled an agefriendly community.
Morse said Albany County is considered an age- friendly community. He at - tended a recent age- friendly community meeting to see how Cohoes can become one as well.
“I attended those meetings because I have a strong love for the seniors and
I want to understand what the age- friendly community-means and if there’s a way that we can do things in Cohoes to potentially make us an agefriendly community as well,” he said.
Morse said he was able to learn a lot of details about what exactly it takes to have an age- friendly community.
“They talked about things like transportation, housing, open spaces, clean streets and a host of things that you have to try to achieve to become an age- friendly community,” said Morse. “I was just intrigued by it and then Albany County hosted an age- friendly community meeting right here in the city of Cohoes, which I was honored to go to welcome them to Cohoes and listen in on some more about the age- friendly community destination.”
Morse said he believes the Spindle City already has or is already planning
to take some of the necessary steps needed to be labeled an age- friendly community. “I realized that Cohoes is already an agefriendly community and everything that we’ve already done had always had in our minds, and in our hearts and our plans, how it affects senior citizens who have to travel our streets,” said Morse.
Morse said he intends to continue to take any necessary steps to further make the city an age- friendly community, and that he intends to discuss the program with the Common Council in the near future.
“After going to two of these age- friendly community meetings, I personally believe that we should be doing everything to become an agefriendly community and I’ll be working with the council to discuss the program with them,” said Morse. “If we are going to be an All- America City and if we are Cohoes Proud then we have to make sure that everything we do includes every aspect of our community, and the senior citizens of our community are vitally important to our success.”