The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has named Danville to its network of age friendly communities. Nearly 15 percent of Danville’s residents are 65 years of age or older.
Danville went through the application process to be selected. Danville joined some 230 communities nationwide in the network. City Planner Cole Jackson Jackson said the city serves the area’s older population through efforts such as the city’s parks, shared-use paths for pedestrians and bicyclists, bike lanes, new bus transfer zone and bus shelters, and cultural activities. The city also conducted an Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan last year to improve accessibility in the community.
Jackson said the city will be forming an age-friendly community task force to provide input to the city’s Community Development Department. The city then will create a plan of action incorporating the task force’s comments and ideas. Those interested in serving on the task force can contact Jackson at 431-3456.