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Age-Friendly Cities Committee Remote Meeting, July 12 at 1:00 PM via Zoom

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Age-Friendly Cities Committee
July 12, 2022 | 1:00 PM via Zoom 
 Meeting ID: 161 440 0826 Passcode: W5re5qmw

DRAFT AGENDA (final agenda will be uploaded when available)

  1. Review of minutes of June 14th, 2022 meeting
  2. Designate note taker 
  3. Continued discussion on Information Dissemination – the challenges of communicating in the information age
     a. Expansion of Senior News & Events (see Around Town concept info attached)
    b. Trusted resources
    c. Finding content
  4. Farmer’s Market coupon program- Lynne Karsten
  5. Discussion of BUSPH Project: Brookline Older Adult Community Health Needs Assessment ( See attached intro and summary.
  6. Discussion of ARPA funds
  7. Update on Town Meeting 
  8. Discussion of in-person meeting requirements July 2022 
  9. Age-Friendly Business 
     a. Discuss AFB criteria
    b. Commission on Disability looking at criteria –June 15 meeting 
  10. Pedestrian safety
     a. From new WalkBoston report and analysis for Massachusetts pedestrian deaths:

“Older adults were hit and killed at a higher rate than those in other age groups: 36% of fatal crash victims were over the age of 65. In Massachusetts, only 17% of the population is over 65”

  11. Sharing Journal of Aging Research and Social Policy dedicated to Frank 
12. Gaps in service

  1. PARC- The PARC program here in Brookline assigns day/overnight parking permits to a caregiver's car specifically and there is no option for a permit assigned to a resident's home (Cambridge for example, assigns a permit to a resident as opposed to a caregiver.
  2. Resident living on a third floor of a walk-up and needs to get out of her apartment to attend important doctor appointments.  Due to her medical conditions, she is unable to get down the stairs on her own, reporting leg weakness and limited mobility.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any organization that is able to assist with stair navigation/transport.

13. Rodent Taskforce
Collection of hazardous waste at Brookline site
15. Subcommittee reports

  1. Transportation
  2. Housing
  3. Health
  4. Library
  5. Council on Aging
  6. Recreation
  7. Commission on Disabilities
  8. Communications -Age-Friendly TV 
    i. Age-Friendly web page updates? 

16.     Miscellaneous & new business 
17.    Summer schedule
18. Next meeting 

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