Session to explore 'age-friendly' designation for Augusta

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 9:56 AM
Last updated 7:23 PM
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Augusta Commission member Bill Lockett is calling a work session Thursday to gauge interest in the city’s becoming an Age-Friendly Community and member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

An AARP Age-Friendly Community “entails an inclusive and accessible urban or suburban environment that encourages active and healthy aging,” Lockett said in a news release. The designation means the city must commit to “a cycle of assessing and improving their age-friendliness,” it said.

The work session will be held at 1 p.m. in the commission chamber, 530 Greene St.

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Riverman1 06/19/13 - 10:07 am
Ah, but certain proponents of

Ah, but certain proponents of downtown Augusta want to increase the number of younger residents, along with the gay population. I wonder how they feel about the idea to make the city "age friendly"?

ragingbull 06/19/13 - 10:40 am
Well, I would assume that

Well, I would assume that there are older gay people, so that should be no problem. And as long as the younger residents show respect for everyone involved there should be no problem.

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