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CREATING AN AGE-FRIENDLY CHULA VISTA

Post Date:05/23/2018 8:59 AM

Throughout the country, individuals are living longer, healthier lives due in part to advances in medical treatment and other circumstances. In Chula Vista, the population over the age of 55 is expected to double in the next 30 years.

To better address aging in the community, the City of Chula Vista joined the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Association of Retired Persons’ (AARP) Age-Friendly Communities Network in 2016. Since then, the Age-Friendly Chula Vista team has been collecting data and learning from the community about ways to increase the livability for residents across the age spectrum. Results were obtained through stakeholder meetings, listening sessions and surveys.

These efforts have culminated in the City’s first Age-Friendly Action Plan which summarizes the journey to date and provides goals for implementation over the next three years. The public is invited to review the draft of the plan through June 15, 2018. All public comments will be reviewed and added into the plan as appropriate with the final plan being submitted for approval to the Age-Friendly Joint task Force in late June and then the City Council in July 2018.

To view the plan and provide comments, go to www.chulavistaca.gov/agefriendly by June 15. Copies of the plan can also be viewed at the City’s three libraries: Civic Center at 365 F Street, Otay Ranch Branch at 2015 Birch Road or South Branch at 389 Orange Avenue. In addition, copies are available the Norman Park Senior Center located at 270 F Street and the Civic Center Housing Division at 276 Fourth Avenue, Building C.

For more information, contact Stacey Kurz at (619) 585-5609 or skurz@chulavistaca.gov

 

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