One of the things I love and value most about College Park is that it is truly multi-generational. From our youngest residents to our most senior, our neighborhoods are diverse, vibrant, and active places. A key to maintaining this vibrancy is enhancing services and supports to residents as they age, so that they may, if they wish, comfortably stay in their homes and make such key contributions to our neighborhoods.
In Spring of 2014, the City of College Park created an Aging in Place Task Force. This group, comprised of members of City Council as well as interested residents has been working diligently on a needs assessment in order to determine what additional services and supports our seniors might find helpful as they age. The task force fielded a survey and is now in the process of analyzing the results. After the task force has completed this work, the work of the task force will be over, and it will disband.
Although the results of the survey are not yet known, it will soon be time for action. As a member of the City Council, I will use the results of the survey to encourage my fellow council members to take swift, decisive action, including: