DC Picked as a Top Age-Friendly City

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Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) has accepted an award from the World Health Organization and AARP for the release of the District’s five-year Age-Friendly DC Progress Report. Age-Friendly DC, which is led by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, is a coordinated and comprehensive initiative to ensure DC residents of all ages are active, connected, healthy and engaged. Age-Friendly DC has helped seniors with home modifications and security camera installations through the Safe at Home program; recognized 43 local businesses as Age-Friendly Businesses; launched the Alternative Pathways to Employment Program to refresh the job skills of 50+ year old residents; placed program graduates into the workforce; and, provided “SeniorSafe” training to financial securities industry professionals on how to spot and report financial exploitation of older residents.