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File #: 21-1239    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/2/2021 In control: Senior Advisory Commission
On agenda: 9/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Senior Advisory Commission Work Plan & Goals for FY2021/22
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SUBJECT
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Senior Advisory Commission Work Plan & Goals for FY2021/22

Report
BACKGROUND
Using the results from the 2017 Senior Needs Assessment and building upon the strategies that were suggested by focus group participants and partners, the Senior Advisory Commissioner continued to develop potential priorities and interests of older adults residents of Santa Clara ages 50 and over, utilizing the eight (8) domains of the Age-Friendly City guidelines. Age-Friendly City domains include: Economics and Employment; Community; Housing; Outdoor Spaces and Buildings; Transportation and Streets; Health, Wellness, and Nutrition; and Social and Civic Engagement. The goals and work plan were finalized at the August 23, 2021 meeting and adopted as follows:

1. Advocate for Affordable and Convenient Housing
a. Provide two (2) presentations (January/May) and three (3) articles for the Senior Center Newsletter (October, February, May) updating older adults on current affordable housing projects in Santa Clara.
b. Provide two (2) presentations (January/May) and three (3) articles for the Senior Center Newsletter (October, February, May) updating older adults on current rental assistance programs in Santa Clara.
c. Send representative to attend Housing Commission meetings when they begin.
2. Develop Opportunities to Promote Health, Wellness, and Nutrition
a. Educate and provide resources for older adults transitioning out of COVID-19 by offering two (2) presentations (December/April) on the topics of "Coping in a New Phase", and "The Affects to our Mental Health", and one (1) "share your experience" opportunities in March.
b. Host the "Be Strong, Live Long" Health & Wellness Fair on Friday, May 20, 2022.
c. Send representative to attend ADA Committee meetings when they begin.

DISCUSSION
Each sub-committee will provide an update to the Senior Advisory Commission for discussion on the efforts and progress toward accomplishing the FY2021/22 Work Plan & Goals. The sub-comm...

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