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5. Age-Friendly Community Models
An Example of Age Friendly in action: Age Friendly Westerly Rhode Island
"In 2019 on the heels of a community health needs assessment in greater Westerly, community members and organizational representatives convened and committed to addressing the needs and concerns of older residents. And so, Age Friendly Westerly was launched, with the support of Age Friendly Rhode Island. Shortly afterwards, we adopted the domains of liveability framework…
Age Friendly Westerly has developed a plan with strategies that seek to positively impact the community in all of these domains. As well, strategies identified by Age Friendly Westerly are reflected in the town's 20-year comprehensive plan.
The work of Age Friendly Westerly strives to include and involve the older residents of the community. Through our many partners, including Westerly Library, the housing and skilled nursing facilities, social service providers, the police department, town government, the hospital, and community organizations, we seek to engage older residents."