Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Lexington United States of America
The Senior Services Commission (Executive Committee) embraced this project late in 2013 with the goal of engaging other Mayor-appointed commissions to join efforts and create a comprehensive list of current efforts toward livability. Our commission has expanded its efforts and have had engagement from more than 120 community residents (Advisory Council) in 4 formal meetings many of whom are senior adults.
The University of Kentucky School of Social Work is fully engaged in the project and is beginning to engage multiple generations of residents interested in making Lexington more livable to all.
Our community-wide survey garnered great involvement and provided us a starting point. We will initially be focusing our energies on the domains that scored the lowest, Transportation, Housing, Job Opportunities and Communication and Information. Five teams have been formed to compete in a competition to create at least one implementable plan. At the same time the Commission is working with the city planners to investigate city ordinances related to housing.
We are excited about our progress so far and look forward to the begin the planning.