City Leaders Seek to Make Salt Lake More ‘Age Friendly’
Deseret News wrote:
Standing at a portable podium on the pickleball court at 5th Avenue and C Street, Mayor Ralph Becker and other civic leaders announced Friday that Salt Lake City has committed to making the city more "age friendly."
Becker announced the kickoff for a Salt Lake City Aging In Place Initiative, saying the city has joined the World Health Organization's Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. It's a network of almost 40 American cities and more than 250 cities worldwide that have dedicated efforts to make their communities more accessible and attractive for the elderly.
"It will provide a structure for what we have already been doing," Becker said, adding that the city will receive guidance and ideas from other cities already in the network.