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Why Being Social is So Important

In the Age in Place survey done last October, more than one-third of Door residents indicated that they are or expect to feel lonliness or experience sadness and depression as they age. More than half want to be social in community events or through…

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The Seventh Domain: Communication and Information

A key part of growing old in an age-friendly community is staying connected with events, news and activities with timely, accessible and practical information. Technology is often tapped to spread information quickly but also plays a role in social exclusion.. A community needs to…

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The Sixth Domain: Work and Civic Engagement

An age-friendly community actively engages older adults in community life and has opportunities for residents to work for pay or volunteer their skills. Older people can increase their quality of life from active involvement in voluntary activities or work, providing satisfaction and social engagement….

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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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Thank You Forum Participants!

We hosted forums throughout Door County from November 8th through November 17th and it was awesome! Some forums were big and others small but all were interactive and informative for all in attendance. We learned so much about the different communities of Door and…

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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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They is Us – A Cornerstone

In the summer of 2016, a series of conversations happened in the many communities of Door County. It was an effort to understand what our residents wanted as they age here. The Door County Community Foundation describes the project as not a strategic planning…

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