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Belvedere residents develop action plan to promote healthy aging

Diana Bradley (left) and Nancy Kemnitzer, seen here recently in Bradley’s home, are two members of a Belvedere committee that recently unveiled a five-year community-action plan aimed at helping Belvedere meet the needs of its seniors and align with its official ‘age-friendly’ designation from the AARP. (Elliot Karlan photo / For The Ark)

A five-year community-action plan aimed at helping Belvedere meet the needs of its seniors urges the city to improve the walkability of its roads and sidewalks, enhance services and volunteer opportunities and consider additional senior housing, among other goals.

The strategic plan was developed by a committee of volunteers led by City Councilmember Nancy Kemnitzer to align with Belvedere’s “age-friendly” status, a designation awarded by the AARP in 2019.

The age-friendly network is more than 600 communities across the country committed to promoting active aging and a high quality of life. AARP’s program is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s global Age-Friendly Cities Project, which launched in 2006 and aims to help cities prepare for a rapidly aging population.

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