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Passport to Healthy Living
The Passport to Healthy Living Program is a series of free wellness events have been planned in cooperation with AARP IA to provide a chance to meet new people, have some fun, and live a more healthy and active life. Pick up your “passport” at the NW Rec Center (or at your first Passport Event).
schedule of Passport to Healthy Living events
Community Feedback - now through June 6, 2023
The City is gathering information for a feasibility study for a potential dual-use intergenerational center and sports complex in Cedar Rapids. The project is one of the action steps identified as part of the Age-Friendly Action Plan adopted in 2022 and is anticipated to be complete by September. The survey is available online through June 6. We want to hear from you!
The survey can be accessed with this button: Dual Use Study Survey
Feedback will also be accepted at the Downtown Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 3, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and at facilities such as the Northwest Recreation Center and Cedar Rapids Public Library throughout the month of May. Contact Tony Ireland a t. firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-286-5734 with questions.
Age-Friendly Cedar Rapids strives to continue providing a variety of housing choices to accommodate a range of life stages, incomes, and preferences. ADUs are one way to support affordable housing choices for all ages. Find out more on the What are ADUs? page.
Home Sweet Gingerbread (and ADU) Home
Starting December 1, 2022 gingerbread kits were available for pickup at both library locations and the Northwest Rec Center. Fifty six participants submitted pictures of their gingerbread house and ADU for a chance to win a variety of gift cards to local businesses! A panel of judges, Library staff, and the public selected winners. Visit the Gingerbread House Contest library page to see the winners.
Age-Friendly Action Plan____________________________________________________________________________
The draft Age-Friendly Action Plan was open for feedback the month of August 2022. On Sept. 13, 2022 City Council unanimously approved adopting the Cedar Rapids' Age-Friendly Action Plan. The plan contains 20 goals and 47 action steps in eight livability domains that strongly impact community well-being.
Age-Friendly Action Plan
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The Age-Friendly Action Plan survey and Ideas Wall were open from Dec. 6, 2021- Feb. 12, 2022. Click the button below to see a summary of community feedback. In August 2022 a draft Age-Friendly Action Plan will be available for review.
SURVEY RESULTS DASHBOARD
We love the age-friendly ideas sent to us from Cedar River Academy
at Taylor Elementary School
In December 2019, the City of Cedar Rapids joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining approximately 400 other communities across the country who are committed to making their communities livable for residents of all ages, from the cradle through retirement. By joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) Age-Friendly Communities Network, Cedar Rapids has taken the next step toward enhancing the quality of life in our community for people of all ages and abilities. This process began with the age-friendly survey conducted by AARP in early 2019. The survey overview was presented at a community livability discussion and can be seen here: Livability Presentation April 2019. Key topics that emerged from the discussion were:
- Multi-generational Center
- Transportation needs
- Technology help for seniors
- Community WiFi
- Social isolation
- Age-friendly recreation
- Books by mail
- Large print books
- Volunteers - Boards and Commissions
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:
Age-Friendly Action Plan Steering Committee - formed November 2021
|Barb Werning||Heritage Agency on Aging||Robin Mixdorf||Meth-Wick|
|Mike Barnhart||Horizons||Kayla Paulson||United Way of East Central Iowa|
|Ro Foege||AARP Volunteer||Cecilia Rokusek||National Czech & Slovak Museum|
|Darryl High||High Development||Zach Schledetsky||Wellbeing Advisory Committee co-chair|
|Lindsay Glynn||Aging Services/Unity Point Health||Phil Wasta||MedQuarter/Economic Alliance|
|Kathy Good||Mercy Care||Amy Hockett||Linn County Public Health|
|Kay Fisk||Life Enrichment Center|