Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Casper, WY United States of America
The City of Casper provides the most direct service to seniors through its support for the Casper Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, the United Way, and the Casper Area Transit Coalition (CATC). The Casper Senior Center building is owned by the City which rents the building to the seniors at a fraction of the market rate. As owner of the building, the City provides maintenance and repairs and manages the grounds including mowing and snow removal. The City provides partial funding for operations to the Senior Center as well as Meals on Wheels, the United Way, and CATC. The City owns and maintains the CATC buses and provides office and garage facilities. The most direct way in which the community will become more age-friendly is through the implementation of the Senior Services Study. Beyond an assessment of the communities needs with regard to support for seniors, the study contains 87 specific tasks or action items that fall within 51 project areas. These tasks all fall within seven (7) guiding themes: housing, transportation, community design, financial, healthcare, lifelong learning and engagement, and workforce and volunteerism. In addition to the tasks or action items, the study outlines the groups or agencies who need to be involved to successfully complete the task.