(BROOME COUNTY, NY) Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Office for Aging Director Lisa Schuhle are pleased to announce that through the approval of the Age Friendly Action Plan Broome County has been accepted into the AARP network of age-friendly communities. 

The Action Plan was developed by engaging citizens, professionals, and government in reviewing community needs data and determining priorities. The Action Plan includes creative and workable solutions to community needs based on the eight domains of livability. 

“Our County’s residents are getting older and their needs are changing,” said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar. “I want to make sure they have a community that changes with them. Thank you to our dedicated staff at the Office for Aging for all their work on this and Broome County will continue to take the lead in coordinating with all our local partners to implement this plan and make it happen.”

With the Action Plan complete and approved by AARP, Broome County will now work to implement its many goals to make age-friendly improvements in our community. Broome County is committed to actively work together toward being a great place to live for people of all ages. 

“This project cannot be successful without community partners and everyone working together to make our community a better place to live,” said Broome County Office for Aging Director Lisa Schuhle. “We are looking forward to implementing this exciting plan to make Broome County more age friendly.”  

To learn more about the Broome Age-Friendly Project, how to get involved and to access the Needs Assessment Data Report and the full Action Plan contact the Broome County Office for Aging:

Website – http://gobroomecounty.com/senior/Age-FriendlyCommunityInformation
Call – 607-778-2411
Email – OFA@BroomeCounty.US
Mail – P.O. Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902 

The Action Plan is also available in paper form by calling the Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.

Publish Date
October 30, 2020