City of Midland Recognized as a "Community for a Lifetime"Contact: Phil Lewis 517- 862-8312
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2013
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA) through the Commission on Services to the Aging, has designated the city of Midland as a “Community for a Lifetime” (CFL) in recognition of their efforts to become a more aging-friendly community.
“Thank you to the city of Midland for their commitment to help improve the lives of older adults in our state by participating in the ‘Community for a Lifetime’ program,” said OSA Director Kari Sederburg.
Established in 2007, the CFL is part of a nationwide effort to respond to the needs of a rapidly aging population. To qualify for CFL recognition, a community conducts a self-assessment or initiates an improvement that meets the program’s aging-friendly goals.
The city of Midland assessed itself on many issues, including walkability, access to health care, transportation, safety and security, housing, supportive community systems, commerce, enrichment, and inclusion. Strengths include:
- A professional survey of adults and older adults was incorporated in the assessment
- Multiple supports and specialty services for older adults and their family members
- “2012 Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community Recognition” by the League of American Bicyclists
- Extensive and varied enrichment and cultural heritage celebration opportunities
- A highly detailed summary of key findings and recommendations in all areas
Contact OSA at 231-929-2531 or visit www.michigan.gov/osa for more information about the CFL program.