Implementing an Age-Friendly Howard County

Age-Friendly Howard County is an initiative with the goal of creating a livable community where everyone feels safer, welcomed, and engaged. People of all ages need a supportive community with affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, opportunities for work, civic and social engagement, and programs and services that serve the needs and interests of those who live, work, and play in Howard County. The Age-Friendly Action Plan will guide implementation and help Howard County continue to evolve as a great peace to grow up and to grow older. 

 

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Learn more about Age-Friendly Howard County
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Age-Friendly Howard County Action Plan
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The Action Plan outlines more than 80 Action Items, or recommendations, to bring the County closer to being a more inclusive, accessible, safer, and healthier community for people of all ages. It uses the World Health Organization's 8 Domains of Livability as a guide to examine Howard County's infrastructure, services, communications, and ways of working together.

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Age-Friendly Action Plan Survey and Appendices
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More details about the Action Plan, including the community survey and implementation details, can be found in the appendices. View the following documents for more:

 

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Join an Age-Friendly Work Group
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In order for implementation of the Plan to move forward we need you! Review the Action Plan and decide which Domain or Action Items match your interests, skills, or knowledge. Then, consider signing up for one or more Work Group. For more information, email [email protected].

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A Video Introduction to Age-Friendly Howard County
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Howard County's Age-Friendly Manager Terri Hansen provides an overview of the initiative and its progress to date.

Help Implement the Age-Friendly Action Plan Steps

We need your help to implement the Age-Friendly Action Plan! Whether you are in school, working full- or part-time, or retired, your skills and input are invaluable to help to make the 80 action steps a reality.

Do you enjoy public speaking or motivating others? Are you a writer or grant writer, or enjoy planning and participating in community events? Do you have a passion for developing policy and making change happen? There is a role for everyone in the Age-Friendly implementation process. 

Let us know your interest in moving the Age-Friendly Action Plan forward by signing up for the contact list below. Please indicate your interest in working on one or more of the Age-Friendly workgroups by checking any and all boxes that apply. 

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Workgroup Agendas and Minutes
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Outdoor Spaces & Buildings
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Meets 3rd Wednesday • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

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Transportation Options
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Meets 2nd Tuesday • 3:00 to 4:30pm

Next Meeting: February 13 at 2:00pm

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Housing
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Meets 1st Friday • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

 

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Social Participation
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Meets 4th Monday • 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

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Respect & Social Inclusion
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Meets 4th Wednesday • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

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Work & Civic Engagement
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Meets 2nd Thursday • 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: February 7 at 6:00 pm. 

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Communication & Information
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Meets 3rd Thursday • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

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Community Support & Health Services
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Meets 3rd Tuesday • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.

Next Meeting: TBD

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