Dartmouth recognized as an age-friendly community

Dec 18, 2020

After beginning work on their Age-Friendly Action Plan in 2018, Dartmouth has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, the Council on Aging announced on Dec. 17.

As a member of the AARP network, the town will have an opportunity to establish new partnerships and collaborations, which will help to identify and develop more innovative public service.

COA director Amy DiPietro said goals include furthering partnerships with town departments, local businesses and organizations to offer support systems and services “that will allow all ages and abilities to live full productive lives.”

She added that staff will now begin to look at ways to improve accessibility and affordability for housing and transportation, creating jobs to help supplement fixed incomes and ensuring transportation to medical services and preventative services for residents of all ages.

“As always, we are committed to assisting all our residents age with dignity and respect in the place they call home,” DiPietro said.