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Age-Friendly DC Needs Your Help

Dear Community Partner and Friends of Age-Friendly DC

You are already be familiar with our city’s Age-Friendly DC initiative, which aims to make DC an easier place to live work and play throughout life. This initiative is World Health Organization (WHO)-inspired and AARP supported. We are nearing the completion of our first five-year cycle and it is time for a new round of listening to shape the priorities for the 2017-2022 Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan.

You may have participated in our first series of Community Consultations in 2013. Facilitators and note takers listened to DC resident input across the city to shape the last Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan (2012-2017). We would love to have your assistance again! There are two ways to join us:

1. Host a Community Consultation. These consultations will gather input from residents on current Age-Friendly DC activities and invite resident input for the next Age-Friendly DC plan.

· Select a time between January 25, 2017 and April 30, 2017, for a 2-hour meeting

· Provide space for 10-50 participants

· Recruit members from your congregation and community to take part

Age-Friendly DC will provide all meeting materials and trained facilitators and note takers. If you can assist to host, please let us know the date, time, and place as soon as you can.

2. Help us recruit facilitators and note takers.

Could members of your community volunteer to be facilitators and note takers, or to help us recruit? Anyone interested in volunteering should attend one of these training sessions.

· Monday, January 16th, 12:15pm – 4:15

Marvin Center, 800 21st St. NW, Room 407

· Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 1pm – 5pm
John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room G-9 or

· Saturday, February 4, 2017 10am – 3pm
R.I.S.E. Center, 2730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. SE, lunch will be served

To RSVP for a training session, please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/age-friendly-dc-community-consultation-facilitator-and-scribe-training-tickets-30474028640

Our goal is to meet with at least 1,000 residents from across DC by April 30, 2017, and your community can help to make this happen! Please contact me to confirm how your community would like to take part in making DC a more Age-Friendly place. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for being a beacon of light and hope for your community and we look forward to working with you again to make the District more Age-Friendly for years to come!

Gail Kohn

Age-Friendly DC Coordinator

1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 223

Washington, DC 20004

202-727-2736 (o)

202-341-4149 (cell – call anytime)

gail.kohn

www.agefriendly.dc.gov

…transforming DC into an even better city in which to grow up and grow old.

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