After two years of work, Broome County is now officially age-friendly.

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Following work on an Age Friendly Action Plan, AARP has accepted Broome into its network of age-friendly communities.  The County now is working to implement its plans for making the region more inclusive to all age groups and abilities.

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Office for Aging talked to citizens, professionals, government agencies and others in working out priorities to enhance the quality of life for residents.

Office for Aging Director Lisa Schule spoke in a January 2019 edition of the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up about the work putting together the plan to be submitted to AARP.

She said several of the topics identified by the group came as no surprise to groups serving seniors and their families including health care and transportation.

You can see the action plan and the Needs Assessment Data Report at www.gobroomecounty.com/senior/Age-Friendly-Community-Information 

You can also request a paper copy by calling Office for Aging at (607) 778-2411.