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Age-Friendly Task Force

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Agendas & Minutes

The Mayor established a nine (9) member task force with a mandate to develop an Age Friendly Initiative, to include formulating a 3-year city-wide action plan for implementation.  The Mayor requested the Commission on Aging to appoint 4 representatives, the Mental Health Board to appoint 1 representative and the Human Relations Commission to appoint 1 representative to the task force. The remaining 3 were appointed from the Evanston community at-large.  Each member will serve without compensation for one five-year term.

Public Comment Guidelines

The "Age Friendly Evanston!" Task Force:

1. Chairperson, Susan Cherco
2. Transportation, Helen Gagel
3. Respect & Social Inclusion, Dorothy Strong
4. Outdoor Spaces & Buildings, Susan Canter
5. Community & Health Services, Irene Pierce

The "Age Friendly Evanston!" task force will make recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council on the creation and implementation of an action plan based on the objectives of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Age Friendly Communities Program. This program is an international effort to help prepare for a global demographic trend:  the rapid aging of populations. 

Age-Friendly Action Plan 

Additional Age-Friendly Action Plan Appendices

The Age Friendly Evanston! Task Force meetings will be held at the Morton Civic Center, Lighthouse Conference Room, Room 2402 on the 4th Tuesday of every other month at 2:00 p.m. 

Scheduled meeting dates in 2019:

o Jan 22, 2019 - CANCELED
o Feb 19, 2019 
o  Mar 26, 2019
o May 28, 2019
o July, 23, 2019
o Sept, 24, 2019
Nov, 26, 2019 CANCELED
o Dec, 10, 2019

Please contact Audrey Thompson,  Regional Ombudsman/Program Manager, at if you have questions.

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