Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
City of Pompano Beach, FL United States of America
The City of Pompano Beach Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department currently offers a wide variety of programming and activities geared toward the senior citizen population. One of the City’s objectives is to have quality, affordable housing options for all family generations, including senior housing. The City is currently working with a developer to develop a 100 unit 55+ Age Restricted Rental Community, at least 80 percent of which must include residents over the age of 55. There is also a second 116 unit development under construction with the property to be marketed and leased to households where at least one family member is 55 or older. In addition to the housing initiatives listed above, programs include, but are not limited to, a Senior Citizen Program which meets five days a week with transportation to and from the facility, A Winter Concert Series which features artists of generations past, aquatherapy and water aerobics programming, senior card games, and Health Fairs throughout the year that are free and open to the public. The City of Pompano Beach also offers a community bus program, free of charge, with various stops and destinations within the limits of the City. In order to become more age-friendly and encourage the active engagement of the senior citizen population, the City has funding and plans to build a stand alone Senior Center solely dedicated to senior programming. Additionally, the City is in the process of developing a volunteer program that will allow seniors to become more actively engaged in their community. Further, the City has adopted a Complete Streets manual that is intended to ensure all users experience a safe, functional, and visually appealing environment while traveling safely and conveniently on and across all surface roadways in Pompano Beach. This manual includes standards for well-designed pedestrian, bicycle, and transit accommodations. The City strives to adhere to this policy in all new development and redevelopment. The complete streets principals have additionally been incorporated into the City’s Transit Oriented Corridor street design requirements, as well as in the design of many city streets throughout the city.