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File #: 21-90    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/7/2021 In control: Senior Advisory Commission
On agenda: 1/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Senior Advisory Commission FY2020/21 Work Plan and Goals Discussion and Update
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Senior Advisory Commission FY2020/21 Work Plan and Goals Discussion and Update

At the beginning of each fiscal year, the Senior Advisory Commission develops a Work Plan and Goals to focus discussion and Commission effort throughout the year. The City of Santa Clara completed a Senior Needs Assessment in 2017. The Assessment considers the eight (8) domains of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly City, discussing current trends relating to the senior population, and prioritizing community needs given limitations of available resources. The eight (8) domains include: Economics and Employment; Community; Housing; Outdoor spaces and Buildings; Transportation and Streets; Health, Wellness, and Nutrition; Social and Civic Engagement; and, Access to Community resources and information. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission did not meet March through August 2020.

The Commission made minor adjustments and adopted the FY2020/21 Work Plan goals and activities below.

1. Foster an Age-Friendly Community -
A. Increase monthly communication about virtual Senior Advisory Commission meetings the monthly Senior Center Newsletter, Nextdoor, and Parks & Recreation Facebook.
B. Educate the Older Adult community about "How to Zoom" and provide two (2) workshops and two (2) Senior Center Newsletter articles before May.
2. Advocate for Affordable Convenient, and Safe Transportation and Streets -
A. Evaluate the feasibility (strengths, weakness, opportunities and challenges) of various transportation options including a shuttle service in Santa Clara.
3. Develop Opportunities to Promote Health, Wellness, and Nutrition
A. Educate older adults on Trending health topics through bi-annual Senior Center Newsletter articles and bi-monthly Zoom Education Presentations.
4. Access to Community Resources and Information
A. Host virtual "Be Strong, Live Long" Health & Wellness Fair - May 2021
B. Provide...

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