Through an application by the Marion Council on Aging and the Friends of the Marion Council on Aging, the Town was recently awarded the designation as an Age-Friendly Community in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the World Health Organization Global Network of Communities. As a member of this network, the Town of Marion benefits from shared experiences of member communities and has access to extensive resources and support available from AARP, including grant monies for age-friendly initiatives.
Responses to the survey by Marion residents age 55 and older will assist in gathering feedback to assess current and future needs of older adults in our community. The Town can then evaluate where it should focus its effort and resources in developing an action plan to improve the quality of life for older adults in our community and make Marion an even more livable community for all ages.
Surveys were mailed this week. Responses by Marion residents 55 and older are due by November 30. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion and assist in our efforts to make the Town of Marion more accommodating to current and future senior citizens. We encourage you to take the time to respond and we look forward to hearing from you. If you prefer to complete the survey online, you can do so at www.surveymonkey.com/r/agefriendlymarion.