On March 21 the League hosted a League’s Lunch and Learn to discover the benefits of Age-Friendly Community Practices with representatives from the Department of Human Services, including Janet Sharma, Age-Friendly Englewood, Member of the New Jersey Age-Friendly State Advisory Council; Melissa Chalker, Deputy Division Director, New Jersey Division of Aging Services; and Stacey Callahan, Senior Research Associate, Office of Research & Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Human Services.
The Age-Friendly State Advisory Council was convened in 2021, as a result of Executive Order 227, with a focus on developing recommendations and strategies that will help develop and strengthen key age-friendly features, including compact neighborhoods with diverse housing types; downtowns with homes, shops, restaurants and entertainment close to each other; walkable and well-connected streets; and accessible transportation options. Stakeholders include leaders in planning, transportation, business, the higher education community, and other interested parties.
You can view the slides and watch the recording of the this Lunch and Learn.
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