MEDIA ADVISORY - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Maya Rosas
Press Conference: Circulate San Diego and The San Diego Foundation Release Age-Friendly Communities Report with La Mesa and Supporters
Circulate San Diego will host 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.
When: Monday, May 13 at 11:30am
Where: La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942
- Mayor Mark Arapostathis, City of La Mesa
- Bob Prath, AARP
- Peggy Pico, The San Diego Foundation
- Maya Rosas, Circulate San Diego
What: Circulate San Diego will release a new report, “Aging in San Diego,” with recommendations for how San Diego cities can become age-friendly through the built and social environment. AARP and the World Health Organization’s program called Age-Friendly Communities helps cities prepare for their aging populations.
La Mesa is developing an Age-Friendly Community Action Plan and the City of San Diego announced on March 28 that they are also pursuing the Age-Friendly Community designation. The County of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista have already been designated Age-Friendly Communities, however every jurisdiction must take action so that older adults can age in place.
Visuals include background images of the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center and supporters from across San Diego County. Copies of the report will be made available at the press conference and on Circulate’s website at the time of the press conference 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.