City of Puyallup First “Age-Friendly City” in Washington State

Submitted by City of Puyallup

The City of Puyallup has been designated as the first “Age-Friendly” City in Washington state by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In becoming an Age-Friendly City, Puyallup has committed to optimizing opportunities for all ages. This will be achieved as the city promotes safe and walkable streets, easy access to healthcare and other services, an array of housing and transportation options, and ways for residents to become and stay involved in their community.

In pursuit of these efforts, a stakeholder group will be assembled to establish and oversee the attainment of various accountability goals. The Puyallup Area Aging in Community Committee (AICC) will steer the group’s work.

Puyallup’s official “Age-Friendly City” designation award ceremony will be combined with a special event focused on successful aging. Blaze a Trail to Successful Aging in an Age-Friendly Community will be held on Saturday, May 14 in the Arts and Allied Health Building Theatre at Pierce College, 1601 39th Avenue S.E., Puyallup. This event is free and open to the public.

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