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Mayor Gray to Provide Update to Age-Friendly DC Initiative

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mayor Gray to Provide Update to Age-Friendly DC Initiative

Residents will provide input on how District can become more livable for persons of all ages

WHAT/WHO: Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services "BB" Otero and Office on Aging Executive Director John M. Thompson, Ph.D. will provide an update on the District's plans for the Age-Friendly DC Initiative. Residents will provide input on how the District can become more livable for persons of all ages through real time polling.

WHEN: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:  Howard Theatre, 620 T Street, NW
                                            
BACKGROUND: Last October, Mayor Gray announced the District would become an age-friendly city and join seven states as a pilot for the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities through the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. An Age-Friendly City is an inclusive and accessible environment that encourages active and healthy living for all residents. The goal of this program is to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more user-friendly not only for their older residents, but for residents of all ages. 

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