Age Friendly City Initiative

 

The City of Mountain View has been accepted as a new member to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.

The Global Network supports cities and communities around the world that are working towards becoming great places to grow old by:

  • inspiring change by showing what can be done and how it can be done
  • connecting cities and communities worldwide to facilitate the exchange of information and experience
  • supporting cities and communities to find solutions through innovative and evidence-based technical guidance.

Link to World Health Organization (WHO) Website:

https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/

Link to Mountain View on (WHO) Website:

https://extranet.who.int/agefriendlyworld/network/mountain-view-ca/

age-friendly city survey

As a member of the World Health Organization’s global network of Age-Friendly Cities, the City of Mountain View is committed to meet the needs of a diverse community. Please help us understand better the priorities of the 55+ population by completing this anonymous questionnaire.

Online version: Age-Friendly City Survey on Open City Hall

Paper version: Age-Friendly City Survey

Please encourage other qualifying Mountain View residents to complete this survey. Call or visit the Senior Center at 266 Escuela Avenue to locate paper copies, return surveys, or for additional survey return option, 650-903-6330.

For items you think of after completing the survey, please e-mail items to senior.center@mountainview.gov.

Age-Friendly CITY Task Force

As part of the City of Mountain View’s commitment to being accepted into the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, the city has established an Age-Friendly City Task Force. The Age-Friendly City Task Force will further the work of the Senior Advisory Committee and the work they have done to further the ideals of WHO. The Age-Friendly City Task Force is comprised of Mountain View residents passionate about senior issues and are focusing on developing an action plan for the City of Mountain View. The action plan is based on community assessments and will identify key indicators to document progress.

MISSION STATEMENT

To recognize current initiatives in the City of Mountain View that make the city age-friendly and identify any gaps/needs in service or available resources that hinder the age-friendliness of the City of Mountain View. Using the World Health Organization’s eight domains of livability, develop an actionable, strategic Age-Friendly Action Plan recommending projects and/or practices and creating metrics to monitor progress toward planned goals.

For more information please contact Michele Petersen, Recreation Supervisor at 650-903-6446.

 

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