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Communities for All Ages

Creating a great place
to live and age well.

Five Cities Recognized for Age-Friendly Initiatives



On Friday, Jan. 27, the Mid-America Regional Council recognized the cities of Excelsior Springs, Independence, Liberty, Raymore and Roeland Park as “Communities for All Ages.” The awards were presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at Westwood City Hall.

Pictured from left: Chris Whitting, Independence; Sharon Powell, Excelsior  Springs; Kristofer Turnbow, Raymore; Teresa Kelly, Roeland Park; and Gene Gentrup, Liberty.

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Universal Design in Parks report available


In 2016, KC Communities for All Ages, AARP Missouri, Blue Springs, Missouri, and Roeland Park, Kansas, worked together to demonstrate how the built environment can be made more all-ages friendly through the application of universal design features in a park setting.

A report, Universal Design in Parks - 2016 Report on Universal Design Charrettes in Blue Springs, Missouri, and Roeland Park, Kansas was produced on the process and outcomes of the Universal Design park charrette. For more information, contact Cathy Boyer-Shesol, Project Manager, KC Communities for All Ages.

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Age Positive 2017 Conference

Are you a professional or volunteer who works with older adults in the Greater Kansas City area? If so, we invite you to attend Age Positive 2017: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future on Tuesday, April 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This one-day conference will offer innovative ideas to help you enhance current programs and develop new ones. Hosted by a partnership of regional organizations, this low-cost event will be held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

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