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May 10, 2022
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Age Friendly Cities Committee Meeting, May 10, 2022, 1PM via Zoom

Tuesday, May 10, 2022


https://www.brooklinema.gov/DocumentCenter/View/31328/Age-Friendly-Cities-Committee-Agenda-May-10-2022-1PM-via-Zoom

Age-Friendly Cities Committee

May 10, 2022 | 1:00 PM via Zoom 

Agenda

1.    Review of minutes of April 12th, 2022 meeting

2.    Designate note taker

3.    Introduce Danielle Savin, Assistant Director for Administration- Brookline Public Library 

4.    Continued discussion on Information Dissemination – the challenges of communicating in the information age

a.    Introduce guest, James Pouliot- Town Web Developer

b.    Impact of TAB no longer in printed version

5.    Discussion of ARPA funds

6.    Town Meeting warrants

7.    Discussion of in-person meeting requirements July 2022

8.    Age-Friendly Business 

 a. Discuss AFB criteria

b. Business relations to highlight 

9.    Pedestrian safety

a. From new WalkBoston report and analysis for Massachusetts pedestrian deaths:

“Older adults were hit and killed at a higher rate than those in other age groups: 36% of fatal crash victims were over the age of 65. In Massachusetts, only 17% of the population is over 65”

10.    Gaps in service

a.    PARC- The PARC program here in Brookline assigns day/overnight parking permits to a caregiver's car specifically and there is no option for a permit assigned to a resident's home (Cambridge for example, assigns a permit to a resident as opposed to a caregiver.

b.    Resident living on a third floor of a walk-up and needs to get out of her apartment to attend important doctor appointments.  Due to her medical conditions, she is unable to get down the stairs on her own, reporting leg weakness and limited mobility.  Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any organization that is able to assist with stair navigation/transport.

11.    Subcommittee reports

a.    Transportation

b.    Housing

c.    Health

d.    Library

e.    Council on Aging

f.    Recreation

g.    Commission on Disabilities

h.    Communications -Age-Friendly TV

i. Age-Friendly web page updates? https://www.brooklinema.gov/657/Age-Friendly-Cities-Committee

12.     Miscellaneous & new business 

13. Next Meeting JUNE 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM via ZOOM


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