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In partnership with Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, municipalities, nonprofit agencies, faith-based entities, community groups, and residents, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) coordinates Age Friendly Arizona. The purpose of the network is to identify opportunities to integrate people aged 60 years plus into their communities with people of all ages.
The network draws its data and direction from extensive community engagement to identify the specific assets and needs of particular communities. This information shapes the development of pilot projects aimed at providing older adults with more choices about where and how they live with connections to their communities.
The 65 and older population makes up 12 percent of our population, around 463,000 people. By 2020, the number of older adults will increase to 700,000 people. This population increase of 50 percent will require changes in the way the region meets people's needs. This is also an unprecedented opportunity. Never before has such an educated and accomplished workforce retired. As a result, the priorities and choices people want are changing.
Additional information can be found on the Age Friendly AZ website.
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In an effort to make information delivery faster, MAG has implemented an e-mail notification system that will make it easier to receive documents such as agendas, minutes and reports. Through a free subscription service called GovDelivery, MAG member agencies and the public will have better access to information that is posted on the MAG Web site.
The subscription service monitors specific Web pages for changes, and when a change is detected, the service sends an e-mail to subscribers notifying them of the change. Users can choose to subscribe to as many of the pages as they wish. There are about 130 monitored pages on the MAG Web site.
As a subscriber, you can choose not only what information you receive, you can also choose how often you receive it—immediately, daily, or weekly.
To subscribe, simply click on the link on the page that says “Sign up to receive email updates.” Users can also click on a Quick Subscribe link on various pages to see a full list and subscribe to any of the MAG pages. To subscribe, only a few pieces of information will be required, such as e-mail address, delivery preferences and organization.
Look for the red envelope icon on pages of interest.