APA Indiana Chapter


Thursday, August 30, 2018
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CDT

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This session will explore access for all community members and will include two specific examples described below:

This short presentation will detail how the City of Monticello and partners were able to create inclusive access to our waterway(s) from parking lot to kayak launch with local collaborative efforts and commitment.

States, counties, cities, towns and rural areas need to begin to prepare for the rapid aging of the US population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. This session will provide communities the opportunities to learn more about the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities an affiliate of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging. Our session will also empower attendees with the tools and resources available through the AARP livable site to build an advocacy campaign aimed at elected officials to introduce policy that reflect the communities efforts to lead in the area of active aging. It is our goal that communities leave our session fully equipped to implement the age friendly network designation process as well as fully understand the steps to fulfilling the designation requirements.

It is also our goal to share the Community Challenge grant process with those attending our session, is a tool to jump start projects within individual communities. We will also spend a few moments walking attendees through our overall livable communities tool that empower communities to lead in their active transportation work.

We will discuss tools for advocacy such as:

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit and Leader Guide

AARP Roadmap to Livability Collection

The 'Where We Live' Book Series-A tool to highlight key active transportation success.

We hope that this session will leave participants with a better understanding of the resources available through AARP as well as begin to include aging as a part of their overall active transportation planning.

Participants will learn:

Inventive partnership possibilities 

Possible funding sources

How to engage the community for support

To build communities for all ages

Create a locally focused plan for providing for their aging population

A sense of the amenities older adults are looking for in their communities


Cathy Gross

City of Monticello

Mitch Billue

City of Monticello

Karen DuVall

Karen DuVall Consulting

Mandla Moyo

AARP Indiana

Addison Pollock

AARP Indiana

Contact Info

Tish Mayfield, tmayfield@thecorydongroup.com