Age-Friendly Lakeland is a committee of Lakeland Vision. This active group is addressing the goal of the citizen’s vision for Lakeland that addresses “seniors.”
Lakeland Vision’s Goals:
Lakeland will provide seniors a variety of lifestyle options which support aging in place.
Lakeland will promote volunteer opportunities that allow all citizens to be actively involved in community service.
Sense of Community
Institutions, organizations, and neighborhoods will create and support a cohesive and engaged community that fosters intergenerational and geographic unity.
In March of 2017, the Age-Friendly Lakeland embarked upon a community-wide survey to assess available resources and determine what residents view as important for successfully aging in place. The survey is designed to capture information consistent with the eight domains of a livable community which include:
Outdoor spaces and buildings
Respect and social inclusion
Civic participation and employment
Communication and information
Community support and health services