In December 1999, the City of Tucker received the World Health Organization’s designation as an Age-Friendly Community.
This is a pledge that we, as a community, are committed to promoting age-friendly growth in the City of Tucker. In the United States the World Health Organization has partnered with the AARP to administer the Age-Friendly Community Program. The application was just the first step, and this is where we need your help.
The WHO designated eight areas as having the most influence on quality of life for everyone in a community:
Many are asking, “What does an Age Friendly lifelong community look like?´ Some of the infrastructure changes will be a challenge , but in joining the network of Age Friendly Cities, we will have to figure it out. The challenges of transportation, housing, socialization, and access to services are of importance not only for those who are aging but for everybody. Making more and better housing options available, not only for those who want big houses, but for those who are on fixed incomes, have disabilities, and/or wanting smaller places to live in Tucker.
Check out Tucker’s current Livability Index (click on the image to the right)