Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Town Hall on Improving Lives of Older Adults
On Tuesday, January 31st, EWDD General Manager Jan Perry presented the EWDD initiatives developed in response to the Mayor’s Executive Directive #17 (Age-Friendly City Initiative: Purposeful Aging LA) at the Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaison Town Hall.

Organized by the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Town Hall was an opportunity for the Neighborhood Council Purposeful Aging Liaisons to share best practices from the neighborhood, and to meet and engage with City leaders to discuss the goals of the Initiative to “to improve the lives of today’s older adults and to create a better tomorrow for future generations”.

Jan Perry described the Department’s efforts to support employment opportunities for older adults, including continuing funding to current older worker initiatives such as the LA Fellows at Los Angeles Valley College, formalizing a partnership with AARP to bring in their resources to the WorkSource Centers/America's Job Centers of California, and evaluating the effectiveness of the WorkSource System in providing employment opportunities, counseling, and other career services to older workers.

This story is part of the EWDD UPDATES Newsletter from the week of 1/30/2017. Read this issue and more.