A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choice in where to live and how to get around. And it equitably serves residents of all ages, ability levels, incomes, races, ethnicities, and other backgrounds. Livable Communities:
- Enhance personal independence;
- Allow residents to remain in the homes and communities as they age, and;
- Provide opportunities for residents of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds to engage fully in civic, economic, and social life.
Outdoor Spaces and Buildings – to improve entry points, participation, and navigation to new options and opportunities within neighborhoods, open spaces, and buildings for people of all ages and abilities.
Transportation – to increase transportation options that connect people so social activities, economic opportunities, and medical care. To offer convenient, accessible, and low-cost alternatives to driving.
Civic Participation and Employment – expand opportunities for persons of all ages to engage in meaningful paid employment and volunteer positions free from age discrimination. We will improve the level of participation for people of all ages and abilities.
Communication and Information – to create communication strategies effective in engaging community residents of all ages, making sure seniors are aware of activities, services, and programs available throughout the County.
Respect and Social Inclusion – to increase meaningful and positive engagement by older adults in community life. Needs and preferences of a diversity of older adults are heard, considered, and acted upon in planning programs and events. Intergenerational bonds are strengthened.
Social Participation – to provide unique opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to connect and feel welcome. To encourage socialization and strengthen the greater community.
Health Services and Community Supports – to promote, maintain, and restore health by engaging all people and creating an environment to improve community health and quality of life.
Housing – to ensure access to safe, accessible, and affordable housing.