We will form the "Tri-Cities Seniors Network," the first seniors-led regional planning group for seniors in the Tri-Cities, involving seniors, seniors-serving organizations and businesses. The Network will explore the Tri-Cities "through seniors eyes" and develop collaborative solutions towards an Age-Friendly Tri-Cities.
Our project will involve:
* Developing an ongoing seniors planning network that ensures everyone's voice is heard, including developing a Terms of Reference and procedural guidelines
*Organizing monthly meetings starting January 2013 on topics identified in our focus groups, to review existing service and initiatives, gaps, and develop initial action plans; topics identified include housing, social inclusion, transportation, access for socially isolated and immigrant seniors, lifelong learning, and coordinated services
*Organizing seniors-led subcommittees to move forward on action plans
*Conducting survey of seniors, particularly isolated seniors, and inventory of current services (depending on New Horizons funding).