Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
East Lansing United States of America
The City of East Lansing has an existing seniors’ program, Prime Time, that was established in 1972. The program offers a number of excellent support services such as our Technology Lab, Monthly Foot Care Clinic, Transportation, Emergency Alert Files of Life, Cells for Seniors, AARP’s Tax Clinic and Driver’s Safety Training, Annual Health Fair, and over 250 programs designed within the six dimensions of wellness. The East Lansing Prime Time Seniors Program became nationally accredited by the National Council on Aging in 2007, a status that less than 1% if the nations senior centers achieve. East Lansing plans to become more age-friendly by following the framework established by the AARP AFC program and then implementing our plan. We evaluated a similar state program and determined that the AARP program was the preferential approach given that there are so many established resources. There is no need to waste time “reinventing the wheel” but rather focus our time on identifying the issues and then addressing them.