Arlington Heights Certified as Age-Friendly City

Arlington Heights Certified as Age-Friendly City
Posted on 09/07/2022

The Village of Arlington Heights is proud to announce that it has been certified as an Age-Friendly City. This distinction has been presented to only twelve Age-Friendly Cities in Illinois and 674 across the country.

To receive the Age-Friendly Certification, the community must submit an Action Plan. The Senior Citizen's Commission and staff worked collaboratively with local agencies to create the Age-Friendly Initiative and an AARP Community Survey was launched in 2019 with over 880 responses from people over the age of 45.

The Commission evaluated the findings, presented them to the Board in January 2021, and created the action plan. The Action Plan addresses the top three concerns of residents including:

  • Affordable housing
  • Increased affordable transportation options
  • A central source of information.

The Certification expires in 2025, which the Commission will continue with the process of evaluation again.

View the complete 2022 Age Friendly Action Plan

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