May 6, 2015 No Comments

Age-Friendly Public Policy

To support efforts involved with Safe Routes to Aging in Place, the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative includes a complementary policy element. Urban Health Partnerships worked with Miami-Dade County representatives to ensure the development, adoption, and implementation of age-friendly modifications in key policies and guidelines, such as: the Open Space Master Plan; Comprehensive Development Master Plan’s Community Health and Design; the Transportation, Land Use Elements of the County’s Comprehensive Plan; as well as  the Long Range Transportation Plan. The policy modifications will shift the aging in place paradigm by enabling safe, attractive, and comfortable open space access and travel for commuters of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and public transportation users.

The Miami-Dade age-friendly Initiative is proud to announce its success in having age-friendly modifications and consideration of older adults incorporated into the Comprehensive Development Master Plan and the Long Range Transportation Plan.

These changes are paramount as they are focused on shifting the aging in place paradigm by enabling safe, attractive, and comfortable open space access and travel for commuters of all ages and abilities, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and wheel chair and public transport users. Language that asks our community leaders, designers, and planners to consider older adults as they design the communities of our future ensure that we creating communities that are livable for all ages.

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Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Health Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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