Vermont has published a 10-year aging plan, Age Strong VT, that is open to public comment.
The plan was developed by the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living. From their news release:
“According to a poll conducted earlier this year by the University of Vermont’s Center for Rural Studies, 64% of people in Vermont are concerned that the state does not have adequate resources to address the needs of our older population as it continues to grow. What will it take to ensure all Vermonters regardless of background have the opportunity for financial security, health and wellness, social connection, housing, transportation and more?
“Age Strong VT is intended to serve as a roadmap for building an age-friendly state – a place that is welcoming, inclusive and livable for all. State and local policy makers, and others, including businesses, social service and non-profit organizations, and healthcare planners will be able to draw from the action plan to develop and implement policies and infrastructure that will support Vermont’s aging population over the long-term.”
The comment period is open until Nov. 30. – today’s Journal-Opinion newsletter
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