Older adults are a rapidly growing segment of our population (globally and locally) and a vital part of our local community and we want our community to be livable for all residents.
1: The Champaign-Urbana Community was admitted to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in 2017. The AARP recently approved our Action Plan of goals for the next 3 years.
2: This is a collaborative effort between the College of Applied Health Sciences, the cities, community leaders from different organization, and retired community members.
3: The areas that our Action Plan will address over the next three years are: Inclusion, Communication, and Transportation.
4: Champaign-Urbana was one of just two communities in Illinois in the AARP’s Age-Friendly network in 2017, along with Evanston. The Illinois list has since grown to include Alton, Arlington Heights, Danville and Woodstock.