Mayor Walsh launched the Civic Academies Initiative to make city government accessible, transparent and inclusive, and to encourage and support lively civic engagement on a range of issues that are most important to our residents.
The civic academies are a way for residents to collaborate with local government and get involved in city-run initiatives—for residents to learn about them, and for the city to learn from our residents.
Boston has joined the World Health Organization’s network of age-friendly cities and is dedicated to developing policies and practices to enhance quality of life for residents 50 and over. This initiative begins with the question, “What can we do to make Boston a more age-friendly city?”
The Age-Friendly Civic Academy will be the first formal opportunity for the city and our partners, UMass Boston Gerontology Institute and AARP, to hear the voices of Boston residents on a variety of topics such as housing, transportation, outdoor spaces and buildings, respect and social inclusion, social participation, civic engagement and employment, communication and information, community support and health services.
With information we hear at this session and in the community listening sessions in the months to come, we will draft an action plan, working with partners across sectors to turn these ideas into reality.
Please join us on Saturday, February 28th for the Age-Friendly Boston Civic Academy!
When: Saturday, February 28th, 2015
Place: The Great Hall, Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
Time: Registration 9:30 -10 a.m.
Program 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Space is limited, please RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/age-friendly-boston-civic-academy-tickets-15622583568
If you have any questions about the event, please contact:
Andrea Burns, 617-635-4877, Andrea.Burns@Boston.gov