PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman
WHEREAS, A significant portion of the Town of Greenwich’s population is aging, and an aging population affects all – as individuals and as a civil society; and
WHEREAS, As Greenwich residents stay healthier and active longer, the Town of Greenwich is committed to adapting to the needs of changing demographics to serve the interests of our residents to enhance wellbeing and sustain economic and social vitality; and
WHEREAS, An age friendly community is a designation from AARP for a community that adapts its structures and services to be accessible and inclusive to residents of all ages and abilities while emphasizing the importance of allowing residents to age within our town with purpose, dignity and respect; and
WHEREAS, A commitment to being an Age Friendly community encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities for health and well-being for residents of all ages; and
WHEREAS, Where the physical, social and cultural environment of where we choose to live greatly impacts how we live, and all sectors of the Town of Greenwich play a critical role in helping residents live longer and better; and
WHEREAS, All communities must ask how businesses, governments, non-profits and individuals will respond to changing needs for health care, housing, transportation, food and other essential needs.
As defined by AARP and as a Town committed to promoting, creating and sustaining communities for all stages of life.