Every community has assets and strengths that make people want to continue calling that neighborhood home. Whether it’s friends next door or a beloved park down the street, residents cherish what makes their community special. We invite every community to explore what can be done to make their neighborhoods more age-friendly, or even better places for older adults to live.
Changes can be simple, such as forming a walking club, or they can take more time, such as establishing a village. Villages are membership-based organizations where the residents define what they need in order to remain living at home. Three communities have made a commitment to enhance the opportunities people over 60 have to be involved and support their neighbors. Phoenix, Tempe, and the Northwest Valley all have projects underway. Please visit their pages to get up-to-date information, including how to get involved.
The work of these communities is targeted to specific neighborhoods. If you live in a different area, please contact us to see how you can mobilize your neighborhood. Your community can become part of the Regional Age-Friendly Network. As part of the network, you can learn what’s working in other areas and share your successes. Together, we are ensuring we can enjoy what’s best about our communities for years to come.
Please contact Amy St. Peter, MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager, for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org.