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Help Inform the State Plan on Aging: Take the Survey!

Every three years the Aging & Adult Services Agency (AASA), which is part of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, is required to create a state plan on aging to establish goals and priorities to meet the needs of Michigan's older adults.  For the first time, they are excited to be able to offer the opportunity for community members to participate and help inform the state plan. The feedback received will be used to ensure the priorities selected for the plan support of the health and well-being of Michigan’s diverse older adult population.

Additionally, last fall AASA worked with Governor Whitmer on Michigan’s application and certification to become age-friendly, an initiative of AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO). The AARP network of age-friendly states and communities serves as a catalyst to educate local leaders and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. AASA is now leading the work to craft a plan to ensure Michigan implements programs and strategies to address the WHO’s eight domains of livability that influence the quality of life of older adults: outdoor spaces and buildings, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and information, and community and health services. 

Michiganders 60 years and over are encouraged to take a survey to help inform both the state plan on aging and age-friendly initiative.

To access the survey please click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oldercommunity