Belvedere residents develop an action plan to promote healthy aging

Diana Bradley (left) and Nancy Kemnitzer, seen here recently at Bradley’s home, are two members of a Belvedere committee that recently unveiled a five-year community action plan to help Belvedere meet the needs of its seniors and to align itself with its official ‘senior-friendly’ designation from AARP. (Photo by Elliot Karlan/For the Ark)

A five-year community action plan to help Belvedere meet the needs of its seniors urges the city to improve the walkability of its roads and sidewalks, improve services and volunteer opportunities, and consider alternative housing for elderly people, among other objectives.

The strategic plan was developed by a volunteer committee led by Councilwoman Nancy Kemnitzer to align with Belvedere’s “age-friendly” status, a designation awarded by AARP in 2019.

The Age-Friendly Network is more than 600 communities across the country committed to promoting active aging and a high quality of life. AARP’s program is affiliated with the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities Project, which was launched in 2006 and aims to help cities prepare for rapidly aging populations.

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