The City of West Hollywood is soliciting feedback on its Aging in Place program with an online survey. The survey can be found here
Aging in Place/Aging in Community is a five-year strategic plan for supporting the quality of life, health and well-being of older adults. West Hollywood is in the final two years of its 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.
The survey helps the city gather community input about issues such as housing, public transportation, public safety and overall satisfaction with the quality of life in West Hollywood. Currently, the city provides an array of services for its senior, at-risk and disabled community members; however, as the population ages, the scale of needs is growing.
An announcement of the survey states that “the vision for the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is to help the City of West Hollywood evolve as a community where aging is embraced, and where people can remain in their housing for as long as possible. The Strategic Plan builds on the City’s existing policies and programs, such as arts and cultural events, lifespan-friendly housing, social services, and other approaches to wellness, while responding to the demographic trend of people living longer. The Plan supports individuals’ independence and safety to live at home within a community they know and where they are comfortable. This approach offers many benefits to adults as they live longer lives, including a stable sense of community, more life satisfaction, and better health and self-esteem, all of which are central to successful aging.”
For more information, contact Corri Planck, the city’s strategic initiatives manager, at (323) 848-6430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can call TTY (323) 848-6496.