Let's Celebrate
Our Alliance met on January 11 to celebrate the New Year. We reflected on accomplishments from 2021 and hopes for 2022. We are very thankful for the creative, collaborative leadership that has helped local age-friendly efforts thrive and build momentum towards sustainability. Here are the motivating words we shared:
Let's Highlight Local Efforts
A crisis can bring a community together.
But just how well?

The answer, age-friendly community leaders have learned, can depend on whether a town’s partnerships were loosely created only after the emergency alert was sounded, or whether they had been established in less-turbulent times.

Authored by Colleen Diskin. Special thanks to Age-Friendly Englewood and Age Friendly Ridgewood for their contributions.
Let's Meet
Feb. 9
New Leaders Meeting
"From Assessment Data to Action Planning to Impact”
Hooray that you have a lot of survey data! Now what? A panel of experienced age-friendly leaders in our alliance will discuss how they moved from data to action and impact.
March 9
Alliance Meeting
"May is Older Americans Month!..?”
May will be here before we know it! Let's come together to hear about each other's plans and discuss opportunities for coordinated action.
Let's Use Data Together
We are excited to share survey questions that you can use to evaluate your own age-friendly newsletters.

Thanks to Age-Friendly Ridgewood and Age-Friendly Englewood for sharing their ideas for this survey! To keep in touch with others using these survey questions, please email Althea.
Let's Learn Together
Upcoming webinars, workshops, and other learning opportunities:

Resources on social inequalities and aging:
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