December 20, 2016 | As cities around the world and cities around the Bay Area are looking into ways to become more age-friendly, Sausalito has reached a major milestone in achieving it.
Sausalito has become the first city in Marin to approve an age-friendly action plan to assist seniors in the coming years. Using the World Health Organization’s Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide, the city’s Age-Friendly Task Force crafted a plan with the hope that some elements could be included in the general plan.
The task force began meeting in April 2013 and created a survey to determine how Sausalito would be accessible and inclusive for its older residents. Using the World Health Organization’s eight domains for an age-friendly city, the group came up with which domain areas on which to focus.
The Age-Friendly Sausalito Community Action Plan will be forwarded to the World Health Organization for approval and be considered by city officials as they develop city plans, including the general plan.