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Age-Friendly Community Project Team Conducts Survey

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council has tasked the city’s Age-Friendly Community Project Team with advising the council on how to make the community more accessible, welcoming and responsive to citizens of all ages and abilities.
The team’s first step toward this goal is to collect and analyze feedback on the best ways to communicate with all residents about city programs, activities and resources.
“Our team will be recommending ways to make LCF as ‘age-friendly’ as possible for today’s residents as well as future residents,” explained Gary Stibal, chair of the team. “We are currently interested in identifying the most effective ways of providing folks who live here with current information about critical issues like emergency response, and enriching activities that make our community such a wonderful place to call home.”
Lauren MacMillan, a member of the group added: “When we understand how citizens prefer to get city information, our city can provide the information that citizens need and want in the most accessible ways. For example, LCF citizens might not know that we can use the city’s contracted Beach Bus for free transportation to and from the beach every summer. We want to know the most effective ways to share this and other information so everyone can be aware of these opportunities.”
The project team released its first survey, which will take about three minutes to complete, through multiple channels. The survey is available online, where multiple languages can be selected to complete it.
“Most of us now depend on the internet for information, but the city has to be aware of how to quickly share critical and in some cases life-saving information with the most citizens possible, including people with disabilities or older residents,” said Arabo Parseghian, acting director of administrative services and the city’s liaison to the Age-Friendly Community Project Team. “The survey will not only provide us with essential information, it will also help make everyone aware of the various ways they can access information.”
To fill out the survey, visit cityoflcf.org/agefriendlysurvey.

First published in the May 18 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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