Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and The San Diego Foundation Release Age-Friendly Communities Report with La Mesa and Supporters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 13, 2019

Contact: Maya Rosas

310-804-5256

mrosas@circulatesd.org

Press and Photo Release: Circulate San Diego and The San Diego Foundation Release Age-Friendly Communities Report with La Mesa and Supporters

Circulate San Diego hosted a press conference with the Mayor of La Mesa and age-friendly community supporters on Monday morning to release a new report, “Aging in San Diego.” The report details how San Diego jurisdictions can adapt to the growing senior population by becoming Age-Friendly Communities. The report also includes research on San Diego’s senior population and best practices that San Diego cities can adopt.

The following elected officials, city representatives, and advocates joined Circulate San Diego in support of safe streets for all:

  • Mayor Mark Arapostathis, City of La Mesa
  • Bob Prath, AARP
  • Peggy Pico, The San Diego Foundation
  • Steven Hornberger, SDSU’s Social Policy Institute
  • Kristi Fenick, City of San Diego
  • Sue Richardson, City of La Mesa
  • Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego

“In honor of our older adult community, the City will be proclaiming the month of May as Older Americans Month in La Mesa,” said Mayor Mark Arapostathis of La Mesa. La Mesa is hosting public workshops to help the city develop its Age-Friendly Community Action Plan.

“Creating places where people can age in place is vital for San Diego’s future,” said Maya Rosas, Director of Policy for Circulate San Diego. Rosas authored the report “Aging in San Diego.”

Pictures from the event are attached to this release. Aging in San Diego can be downloaded here: http://www.circulatesd.org/aging_in_san_diego

About Circulate San Diego

Circulate San Diego is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn, and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.

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