Age Friendly Task Force

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About the Age Friendly Task Force

  • The Age Friendly Task Force was formed by the City Council in 2013 with the goal of moving Sausalito forward as an "age-friendly" city, so that its residents can actively age in place
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) defines an age-friendly city as one that is inclusive and accessible and promotes active aging
  • The Task Force is premised on the idea that a community that is better for older adults is a community that is better for everyone

Membership

The Task Force is an advisory body to the City Council and composed of seven members and three assistants.

  • Committee Members
    • Tricia Smith, Chair
    • Sybil Boutilier
    • Pat Christopherson
    • Ann Heurlin
    • Judy Leachman
    • Stella Shao
    • Betsy Stroman
  • Assistants
    • Sky White
    • Randa Emera
    • Barbara Clark

Contact the Task Force

Staff Liaison

  • Parks and Recreation Director Mike Langford can be reached at (415) 289-4126 or mlangford@sausalito.gov

Accomplishments

  • In November of 2013, to assess the current age-friendliness of the City of Sausalito, the Task Force sent an in-mail questionnaire to all residents. 2,400 questionnaires were mailed out and 1,190 responses were received by December 31, 2013. Completed questionnaires helped to provide critical information towards a baseline assessment of the City's age friendliness.
  • In March of 2014 the City of Sausalito became a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities - the first in Marin and third in the State.   
  • In May of 2015 in response to the need for in-town transportation, CARSS (Call A Ride for Sausalito Seniors) was started.
  • On November 29, 2016 the Task Force presented the Age Friendly Sausalito Community Action Plan to the City Council. The Plan represented the culmination of 3 1/2 years of work by the Task Force to develop a plan based on the priorities that emerged in the baseline assessment. The City Council accepted the Plan and approved the forwarding it on to the World Health Organization.

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