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A city for all ages

Friday, May 11, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Today marked official implementation of the Austin Age-Friendly Action Plan. Community leaders recognized this occasion at the beginning of Thursday’s City Council meeting, where they presented Council members with a certificate from AARP and the World Health Organization. Austin’s action plan is the first one in Texas to receive approval from the WHO. The plan was developed by AARP in conjunction with city’s Commission on Seniors, AustinUP and other nonprofits in coordination with Council. As the pre-senior population in Austin is the fastest-growing in the United States, the city will shortly be home to more older adults than children, and this action plan is a step toward making sure the city keeps all ages in mind when planning improvements and prioritizing services. Visit www.agefriendlyaustin.com for more details and updates on implementation of the plan.

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