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File #: 19-866    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/19/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution to: A) Continue to support initiatives that engage in the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Communities Network by encouraging and promoting public policies and projects in support of healthy and active living; and B) Waive the Request for Proposals process and authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or her designee to prepare and execute an amendment to the agreement with the Los Altos Community Foundation for the benefit of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence, increasing the amount by $117,000, for a new total amount not to exceed $232,000.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_Age Friendly Cities
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lisa Mancini, Director, Aging and Adult Services

Subject: Support initiatives engaging in the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Communities Network and Amendment to the Agreement with the Los Altos Community Foundation for the Center for Age-Friendly Community Initiative


RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution to:

A) Continue to support initiatives that engage in the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Communities Network by encouraging and promoting public policies and projects in support of healthy and active living; and

B) Waive the Request for Proposals process and authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or her designee to prepare and execute an amendment to the agreement with the Los Altos Community Foundation for the benefit of the Center for Age-Friendly Excellence, increasing the amount by $117,000, for a new total amount not to exceed $232,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Since 1969, the Commission on Aging's mission has been to maintain, enhance, and improve the quality of life for older adults in San Mateo County through the promotion of independence and self-sufficiency, mental and physical health, and social and community involvement. The Commission reports that, by 2030, 25 percent of the county's population will be 65 years or older.

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed the concept of Global Age-Friendly Cities to help cities implement policies and services to help older adults live healthy and vibrant lives as they age. According to the WHO, population, aging and urbanization are major forces that shape the 21st century.

The WHO identified eight key domains to create age-friendly communities: housing, transportation, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication and informati...

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