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Communities for All Ages

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Three area cities recognized as Communities for All Ages

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the Mid-America Regional Council will recognize the cities of Excelsior Springs, Kearney and Raymore as “Communities for All Ages.” The awards will be presented at a meeting of the First Suburbs Coalition at 8:30 a.m. at the City of Independence Utility Center, 17221 E. 23rd Street, Independence Missouri.

Raymore has earned the KC Communities for All ages Gold level award, Excelsior Springs will receive a Silver level award, and Kearney will receive the Bronze level award.

Pictured above left to right, Cathy Boyer-Shesol, KC Communities for All Ages Program Manager; Jim Eldridge, City Administrator for Kearney; Sharon Powell, Mayor Pro-Tem, Excelsior Springs; Councilman Kevin Barber, Raymore.

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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

On April 18, nearly 200 professionals and volunteers who work with older adults attended Age Positive 2017: Ideas for an Age-Friendly Future.

The conference offered innovative ideas to help enhance and develop new programs for older adults. Hosted by a partnership of regional organizations, this event was held at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri.