Salem creates website to serve elders
Salem recently made it easier for its older residents to find local services and activities geared to their needs.
The city launched a new website, salemforallages.org, that provides links to transportation resources, volunteer opportunities, activities and events, healthy living, and home maintenance.
The website is part of an ongoing initiative by the city to better serve its older residents.
The effort began in 2016 when Salem became one of the first communities in Massachusetts to have an Age-Friendly Action Plan certified by the American Association of Retired Persons. The document focuses on how the city will pursue what AARP and the World Health Organization have identified as the “eight domains” of an age-friendly community, from civic participation and employment to transportation, housing, and social inclusion.
With the recent opening of the city’s new Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center — which provides a new home for the Council on Aging, Recreation, and Veteran Services’ departments — “this new website is launching at just the right time,” Patricia Zaido, co-chair of the Salem for All Ages Task Force, said in a statement. “It offers Salem seniors a wealth of information about all that our community has to provide.”