City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-21-221   
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 11/15/2021 In control: Finance & Government Operations Committee
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Approving The One Albuquerque Age-Friendly Action Plan And Directing The City Of Albuquerque's Department Of Senior Affairs To Use The Aging Population Study To Implement The Plan (Pe?a)
Attachments: 1. R-221
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-221 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Klarissa J. Pe?a


RESOLUTION
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Approving The One Albuquerque Age-Friendly Action Plan And Directing The City Of Albuquerque's Department Of Senior Affairs To Use The Aging Population Study To Implement The Plan (Pe?a)
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WHEREAS, the development of new programs and initiatives aim to improve the quality of life and support healthy aging for current and future older adult cohorts; thereby, strengthening and affirming the City of Albuquerque's commitment to making Aging a Top Priority; and
WHEREAS, adopting this Resolution furthers FY/21 Goal #1 on Human and Family Development aimed at providing people of all ages the opportunity to participate in the community and economy, and are well sheltered, safe, healthy, and educated; and
WHEREAS, it is projected, Bernalillo County's older adults will account for over 40% of the County's population in 2030; and
WHEREAS, it has been declared, poor health, economic instability and food insecurity of emerging older adults' cohorts is negatively impacting how we are aging as a society; and
WHEREAS, it is reported, ageism and workplace discrimination also negatively impact our aging experience and reduce our ability to earn and save for retirement; and
WHEREAS, the City heavily relies on volunteer labor from the community in order to provide regular meal service for seniors at community center and senior center facilities; and
WHEREAS, adopting this Resolution furthers FY/21 Goal #1 Priority Objective #3 aimed at creating a marketing and volunteer recruitment strategy targeting individuals 50 years of age or older, including recent retirees and low-income seniors, to increase the number of volunteers in the Department for innovative opportunities such as addressing senior challenges, promoting age-friendly initiative and utilizing skills and special...

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