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HISTORY AND TIMELINE OF THE INITIATIVE

  • Spring 2017

    Discovery of Glen Cove’s Livability Score, the Age-Friendly Network, and approval from the Mayor to apply for acceptance into the network

  • Summer 2017

    Focus groups and surveys conducted with 40 older adults in Glen Cove

  • Fall 2017

    Established an advisory board composed of local leaders and advocates

  • February 2018

    Application and acceptance into the AARP and WHO Age-Friendly networks

  • April 2018

    First advisory board meeting

  • Summer 2018

    Created working groups for the advisory board based on expertise

  • September 2018

    Announcement event to the Glen Cove Community at Senior Recognition Day

  • November 2018

    Attendance at AARP National Age-Friendly Conference in North Carolina

  • February 2019

    Began intership program with master's level students

  • March 2019

    Began drafting action plan

  • July 2019

    Conducted a walk audit with  Vision LI and AARP

  • October 2019

    1st draft of full action plan reviewed

  • November 2019

    NYSOFA age-friendly grant received by Nassau County to establish Glen Cove as Age-Friendly Center of Excellence

  • November 2019

    Poster accepted at the American Society on Aging conference in Atlanta March 2020 (accepted, conference cancelled due to COVID-19)

  • June 2020

    Began development of Center of Excellence