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Connecting Older Adults and their Families to Activities, Resources and Services

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AGE FRIENDLY LAKELAND

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In 2017, Lakeland received the designation of Age Friendly. This designation is administered through AARP in the United States and is a program of the World Health Organization.

Age Friendly Lakeland’s vision is to create a community where older adults and their families are equipped with the necessary resources to comfortably and safely age in place.

Why? Age Friendly Lakeland wants to maximize opportunities for seniors to be active, healthy and engaged with their neighbors by connecting them with resources, each other and their community.

How? Age Friendly Lakeland focuses on 8 Domains of Livability identified by the World Health Organization.

THE 8 DOMAINS OF LIVABILITY

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OUTDOOR SPACES AND LIVING

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TRANSPORTATION

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HOUSING

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SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

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RESPECT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

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CIVIC  PARTICIPATION AND EMPLOYMENT

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COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

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COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES

You may find resources related to the 8 Domains of Livability at the Age Friendly Resource Library located inside the Kelly Recreational Complex at 404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland. Resources are available from non-profit and for-profit organizations to help older adults and their families.

Age Friendly Lakeland also hosts free health screenings and educational events at Kelly Rec throughout the year.

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Age-Friendly Lakeland1 day ago
The second domain of livability in an age friendly community is transportation. Why is transportation important? For one week, keep track of how many times you use any type of transportation to live your daily life. How much more difficult would daily life be without reliable transportation. Now take that a step further and think about how hard that would be if you had a disability.
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Age-Friendly Lakeland2 days ago
Congratulations, Tony! We wish you all the best in your next adventure. Thank you for your service to the community.
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Age-Friendly Lakeland5 days ago
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Age-Friendly Lakeland is with Lakeland Vision, Inc. and ElderPoint Ministries of Greater Lakeland.5 days ago
We love #FeatureFriday because we get to shine a light on great people and organizations in Lakeland. Today we are shining a light on Lacey Gardner, the new Executive Director of ElderPoint Ministries of Greater Lakeland. Transitioning from board member to ED, Lacey has an intimate knowledge of ElderPoint and the local aging care industry. We know she will be a great asset to both the organization and the community.
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Together

We will make Lakeland a “Community for A Lifetime”

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(863) 333-5129

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Wading through the maze of senior care options and resources can be an overwhelming task to say the least. Understanding what you need now or will need in the future is the key to planning and/or making the best care choices for yourself or someone you love. Knowledge is power! Once you know what best suits your needs our directory will connect you to local organizations and resources that can help.

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Senior Connection Center works closely with seniors and their loved ones to identify and coordinate services to meet the needs in Lakeland and Polk County.

FOUNDING FRIENDS

  • City of Lakeland

    City of Lakeland

  • Reliance Medical Center

    Reliance Medical Center

  • SHR Human Resources

    SHR Human Resources

  • Polk Elder Care

    Polk Elder Care

  • Mainstay Senior Living

    Mainstay Senior Living

  • Ligon Marketing

    Ligon Marketing

  • Florida Presbyterian Homes

    Florida Presbyterian Homes

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