Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Mill Valley, California United States of America
The City adopted its General Plan in 2013, acknowledging the growing population (and needs) of an aging community. The Community Vitality Chapter (or “Element”) establishes the following programs to support
independent and healthy living for seniors:
· Work with paramedics, community based organizations and County and City staff to identify those most at risk for falls and provide them with assessments of their homes and regular check-ins to reduce the risk of injuries related to falls.
· Create “Safe Routes for Seniors” by identifying the routes that older adults take to access medical care, food and social events in the community and make those safer.
· Promote opportunities to allow residents who wish to age in place and remain part of the community
· Create well-designed, accessible public and private spaces that will encourage and support community interaction and activity for all ages.
· Continue to place high priority on programs and facilities that serve the entire community, and ensure that programs and services meet the diverse needs in the community for users such as seniors, youth, and special needs groups, with facilities and/or amenities planned and designed to accommodate a range of ages and abilities and changing definitions of recreation.