The Age Friendly Worcester Initiative is a group of community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds working together to make Worcester a vibrant, livable place for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Worcester was formally awarded the Age Friendly designation in May 2022 and will continue to pursue the next steps in this multiyear process.
This designation comes with opportunities for additional funding for community projects, positive public relations for partner organizations, economic advancement and opportunities to expand on current accessibility efforts. Community conversation, input and accessibility are at the forefront of all Age Friendly Worcester's work.
8 out of 10 adults age 50 and older want to stay where they live! (Source: AARP)
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Gaining the support of City leadership and the broader community in Worcester is essential to the success of this process!
We are striving to make our streets and sidewalks safer! Join us for - 'Do Your Own Walk Audit' Community Presentations.
Join us on January 26, 6 - 7:30 p.m. at the Worcester Senior Center, 128 Providence Street (accessible via the WRTA #1 and #11) to hear Worcester community members share what they have learned through conducting walk audits on streets and sidewalks in their own neighborhoods, and the suggestions they have for improvements.
Participants were the first pilot cohort of a self-paced "Walk Audit Academy" training program, guided by WalkBoston, Prevention Research Center at UMass Chan Medical School and Worcester REACH (funding).
Participant Teams: Worcester REACH (staff and promotoras), Worcester Division of Youth Opportunities (Bike Safety staff, youth), Green Hill Neighborhood Association (residents/volunteers), Main South Community Development Corporation (staff, block leaders), Central Mass Regional Planning Commission (staff).
We look forward to seeing you on January 26th!
We're looking for community members and organizations who are interested in our collective efforts, including you!
We are excited you'd like to be involved with our goal of making Worcester a livable, age-inclusive city for all. Please fill out our online form below and we will be in touch with you for next steps.
We're excited to offer information and resources for everyone!