Auburn Hills Shares Age-Friendly Planning Experience

Posted by – Elizabeth Brennan, Executive Assistant

Planning for age-friendly communities has become a hot topic, sparking conversations across the country with the support of AARP, planning professionals and local government officials.

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Attendees gathered together for a photo after the workshop.

Closer to home, Oakland County’s Economic Development & Community Affairs Department held a workshop yesterday, where 45 local communities, organizations, and businesses learned what an age-friendly community looks like, the dramatic impact the aging population will have on our communities and why it is important to start planning now.

Steve Cohen presents information about the Auburn Hills Age-Friendly Program

Steve Cohen presents information about the Auburn Hills Age-Friendly Program

Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development was invited to present details of the Auburn Hills Age-Friendly planning program including community conversation events, lessons learned along the way and how the information collected led to an action plan.

Auburn Hills was honored to be part of the program as Oakland County’s Quality of Life Committee and the Area Agency on Aging 1-B promote and assist local efforts to create accommodating and desirable communities for all ages.