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File #: 18-1755    Version: 1 Name: 11/19/18 Resolution for AARP Age Friendly Communities
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/19/2018
Enactment date: 11/19/2018 Enactment #: R-18-461
Title: Resolution to Direct the City Administrator to Evaluate the Feasibility for Participation in the AARP Age Friendly Communities Program
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Jack Eaton, Jeff Hayner, Kathy Griswold, Jane Lumm, Julie Grand, Anne Bannister

Title

Resolution to Direct the City Administrator to Evaluate the Feasibility for Participation in the AARP Age Friendly Communities Program

Memorandum

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities <https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/network-age-friendly-communities/> is an affiliate of the ’World Health Organizations Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program <http://www.who.int/ageing/age_friendly_cities_network/en/>, an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization. The program has participating communities in more than 20 nations, as well as 10 affiliates representing more than 1,000 communities. If Ann Arbor joined the program, it would become the fifth Age Friendly Community in the state of Michigan.

 

Budget and Fiscal Impact:  This resolution has no immediate fiscal impact.

Staff

Prepared by:                                                                 John Fournier, Assistant City Administrator                                          

Reviewed and Approved by:                      Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator

Body

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has always strived to be a livable community for all of its residents;

 

Whereas, The city’s population of residents over the age of 65 is increasing, and ensuring that we are meeting the needs of these residents is important to the continued success of our community;

 

Whereas, The Age Friendly Communities Program is an initiative designed to incorporate the voices of seniors into the regular planning activities of a municipal government; and

 

Whereas, As the City of Ann Arbor explores a new master land use plan and updates to other existing plans, we should endeavor to incorporate the Age Friendly Communities Program planning processes into these efforts;

 

RESOLVED, That the City Administrator shall review and evaluate the requirements to participate in the AARP Age Friendly Communities Program and provide an update on the evaluation, feasibility, and cost evaluation to City Council.

 

Sponsored by:  Mayor Taylor and Councilmembers Eaton, Hayner, Griswold, Lumm, Grand and Bannister