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The Fifth Domain: Respect and Social Inclusion

First, let me thank all you wonderful followers for your patience. Since I generally post on Sundays, the holidays certainly delayed the process! Let’s talk about the fifth domain of livability – respect and social inclusion. At first glance, the importance of a community…

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The Third Domain: Housing

To continue our series about the 8 domains of livability of an age-friendly community, we take a look at housing. This is defined as housing that is designed for an older person to live comfortably and be in proximity to community and social services….

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The Second Domain: Transportation

Continuing on with the deep dive into the 8 Domains of Livability of an Age-Friendly Community, let’s look at transportation. This domain is focused the ability of an individual to comfortably move in and around their community. Transportation, including accessible and affordable public transport,…

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The First Domain: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings

At the Community Forums, we used the 8 Domains of Livability of an Age-Friendly community to guide the conversations. Let’s take a closer look at each domain, the first being Outdoor Spaces and Buildings. The World Health Organization views this as important because “the…

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What is an Age-Friendly Community?

We’ve been talking a lot about this in the Community Forums being held throughout Door County this month so let’s take a look at it. The Age Friendly initiative was developed by the World Health Organization and adopted by AARP to provide a framework…

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Can Door County become a “Village”?

The Village Movement is an innovative movement in communities that coordinates services for older adults.  Villages are one of the most promising options to cope with the upcoming “Graying of America” dilemma.  The Village Movement began in 1999 with a group of older adults…

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