At tomorrow’s meeting, the Council will consider approving a letter of commitment to AARP in support of the City’s membership application in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The City of College Park Seniors Committee is making this application, on behalf of the City, for membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. A letter of commitment from the City Council is required to accompany the application.
The letter addresses the intent of the City to engage in a collaborative process, particularly involving older persons, to develop an age-friendly action plan to make the City a more livable community. This effort was previously supported by the City Council.
Additionally, the Council will consider supporting of an application to the Planning Assistance to Municipalities and Communities Program (PAMC) for preparation of an Age-Friendly Action Plan under the American Association of Retired People (AARP) Livable Communities Program. This effort has the support of the City Council. A requirement of membership is the preparation of an age-friendly action plan. The Committee has chosen to focus on housing, transportation, social participation, health services and community support, and communication and information. The PAMC is a program offered by the M-NCPPC that offers staff and/or consultant assistance in support of local projects that meet the goals and policies of approved plans.
This request is for consultant services to work with the Seniors Committee on a planning process that includes community engagement, a livability assessment and three-year action plan. The value of consultant services is up to $50,000. M-NCPPC will manage the consultant contract and City staff will provide support services.