A Regional Approach for Age-Friendly Communities

APA Northern New England Chapter


Friday, January 5, 2018
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

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What would an Age-Friendly Community look like, what sort of services would be available, and how would residents of all ages be able to enjoy that community to its fullest? These are the sorts of questions that staff at Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC) is asking their 14 communities within the greater Manchester area. In 2016, SNHPC received funding through the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, NH Department of Transportation, AARP, and others to conduct age-friendly assessments in each community. These assessments sought to raise awareness and examine assets, opportunities, and roadblocks in quality of life for both seniors and millennials. The next phase of SNHPC’s Becoming Age-Friendly Program is underway. Staff will assist three communities and ten local businesses to create age-friendly strategic plans that will address actions to improve transportation, accessibility, housing, engagement and other elements that would assist the community in becoming age-friendly. See what we’ve done, and how you can apply it to your own communities.

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Maddie DiIonno

Maddie DiIonno began working at The Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC) as a planning intern in September 2017. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Community Environmental Planning from the University of New Hampshire and has gained a variety of project and field experience through her work with UNH ... Read More

Derek Shooster

Derek Shooster is an Associate Planner with Southern NH Planning Commission (SNHPC). His work encompasses a wide range of programs at the commission, including transportation planning, land use planning, and economic development. Derek received his B.A. in Sociology from Northeastern University in 2012, followed soon after by a Master ... Read More

Sylvia Von Aulock


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Christine Dersi, info@ohioplanning.org