Yolo County age friendly communities town hall series announced

The first town hall will take place in Winters on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

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What would it take for Yolo County to be a community for people of all ages to live and age in place, in other words, to become “Age Friendly”? People of all ages are invited to attend a local community conversation to envision an Age Friendly Yolo County and to hear from our local elected officials and leaders on current and future activities and opportunities for action. A series of four town halls will be held:  Winters: Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Winters Community Center Speakers will include Assemblymember Cecelia Aguiar-Curry and Senator Bill Dodd. West Sacramento: Friday, Nov. 1 from 8:15-11 a.m. at the West Sacramento Community and Senior Center Speakers will include Senator Richard Pan, Supervisor Oscar Villegas and West Sacramento Mayor Christopher Cabaldon. Davis: Monday, Nov. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center Speakers will include Supervisor Jim Provenza and Davis Mayor Pro Tem Gloria Partida. Woodland: Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 9-11 a.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center. Each town hall will address age friendly programs, services and opportunities available through four levels of government: Federal: How should Older Americans Act funds be prioritized to meet the needs of the region’s aging population? State: How can the California Master Plan for Aging serve aging residents of Yolo County? County and cities: What would make Yolo County and Yolo County cities age friendly, livable communities?   Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of elected officials, provide their input and discuss a vision for an age friendly community. The town halls are co-sponsored by Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance, the Agency on Aging-Area 4, the Yolo County Commission on Aging and Adult Services and the Aging and Senior Citizen Commissions of Woodland and Davis and are supported by a grant from The SCAN Foundation. No reservation is necessary. For more information contact Sheila Allen at 530-757-5583 or Sheila.allen@yolohealthyaging.org.]]>

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