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College Park Creates Aging in Place Task Force

A gathering of College Park senior citizens

A gathering of College Park senior citizens

At last night’s meeting, the Council created an aging-in-place task force, to explore ways that the City can help senior residents to remain in their own homes in our community as they age.

The Task Force is proposed to consist of 8 residents and two Councilmembers, as well as outside experts. Here are various tasks the group will consider to accomplish:

  • Identify existing City resources that support our aging population
  • Identify existing County resources that support our aging population
  • Identify needs of the City’s aging population who desire to age-in-place
  • Identify gaps between current resources and the needs of the aging-in-place population
  • Identify and research potential strategies that the City could pursue to address the gaps between the available resources and current needs for aging-in-place.

Please let me know if you might be interested in serving on this task force!

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2 Comments to “College Park Creates Aging in Place Task Force”

  1. By PETER W. KRIEGSMANN, April 16, 2014 @ 11:10 am

    I read about your program in a recent issue of the UM newspaper, “The Diamondback.”

    I am a long-term resident of College Park and a senior. I welcome any assistance you can provide me.

    I no longer have any relatives nor friends with cars who can provide me with transportation for periodic doctor’s appointments. I am referring to just the ones where someone is required to take me home with a car after surgery. Doctors’ rarely make exceptions for this requirement.

    Would there be someone available to assist me in this program?

  2. By Fazlul Kabir, April 23, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

    Hi Peter, Thanks for writing to me. Let me check around to see if I can get some help. Thanks again.