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The vision of the Age-Friendly Initiative in Chelmsford is to inspire efforts for community improvements and innovations that promote healthy aging for residents of all ages and abilities. The success of this initiative is dependent on the involvement of a dedicated and passionate group of Town Officials, Town staff and employees, residents, and business partners that have proactively spearheaded this effort to make Chelmsford even more age-friendly. These individuals will actively collaborate with civic, business, and non-profit organizations as well as state and local government officials to heighten awareness of the age-friendly movement and implement the items outlined in the Age-Friendly Chelmsford Action Plan - all to spur positive change for the town of Chelmsford.
"When it comes to Age-Friendly Communities, Chelmsford is the Gold Standard." -- Antron Watson, AARP
Gardens for Good
Chelmsford's Age-Friendly Initiative focuses on 8 Domains of Livability:
Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
Respect and Social Inclusion
Work and Civic Engagement
Communication and Information
Community and Health Services
The Action Plan includes information and goals for each domain.
Designed by Sandra Harris, Design for Aging Committee, BHA based on the World Health Organization age-friendly model.
John Bowles, Chelmsford Resident and Grow-A-Row founder, Transportation Domain
Fred Brusseau, Resident and Chair of the Council on Aging Board, Committee Co-Chair
Steve Callaghan, Chelmsford Parks and Playgrounds Director, Outdoor Spaces and Buildings Domain
Connie Donahue, Deputy Director of Chelmsford Housing Authority, Housing Domain
Lesley Kimball, Co-Director Chelmsford Public Library, Communication and Information Domain
Lisa Marrone, Chelmsford Business Development Director, Civic Participation and Employment Domain
Jen Melanson, Chelmsford Community Services Coordinator, Community Support and Health Services Domain
Debi Siriani, Chelmsford Senior Center Director, Committee Co-Chair, Respect, Social Inclusion, and Social Participation Domain
Deputy Colin Spence, Chelmsford Police Department, Committee Member