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Join Age-Friendly Evanston to celebrate the adoption of the Age-Friendly Evanston Action Plan on Thursday, September 29, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave. Refreshments will be served.

The City joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Age-Friendly Cities” project to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that will make Evanston more user-friendly not only for older residents but for residents of all ages.

The Evanston Age-Friendly Task Force developed an Age-Friendly Action Plan that was approved by the Evanston City Council on June 20, 2016. Recommendations cover eight key areas:

  • Planning
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Community Support and Health Services
  • Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
  • Social and Civic Participation and Employment
  • Visioning

Community members can learn more and find out how to get involved in ongoing projects to make Evanston an age-friendly community by visiting cityofevanston.org/agefriendly

, emailing aging@cityofevanston.org, or calling