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Age-Friendly DC Task Force

The Age-Friendly DC Task Force is appointed by the Mayor.  Members include District government agency directors, community leaders, representatives from the nonprofit and business communities and the AARP District of Columbia State Office.

The public is welcome to attend the Thursday, August 2, 2018 Task Force meeting at AARP-DC, 100 M St. SE, Suite 650 (nearest METRO: Navy Yard).  Please email us, if you plan to attend.

In December 2017 the 2012-2017 Age-Friendly DC Task Force concluded its work.

JOHN BEARD, WHO's director of Ageing and Life Course from Geneva, Switzerland, traveled here to attend the November 2017 meeting of the Task Force and to present a plaque the the Mayor, which reads,  Washington DC was recognized for its leadership and achievement  during he 5-year process as an Age-Friendly Community, ensuring that Washington, DC is a livable community for all people of all ages

In February 2018 Mayor Muriel Bowser is signed the Age-Friendly DC 2018-2023 Establishment Order setting inotion the second five-year journey .  The new Task Force appointed by the Mayor held its launch meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at AARP-DC.

Forging Ahead

Members of the 2018-2023 Age-Friendly DC Task Force are listed below.  In time for its August 2nd meeting, the Task Force made recommendations to the Mayor to update the 2012-2017  Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan..  The Age-Friendly DC 2023 Strategic Plan will be published, sent to the World Health Organization and its United States agent, AARP in late September 2018.


                                 2018-2023 Age-Friendly DC Task Force

Jay Melder* Chief of Staff Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Kim Alfonso* Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
Eric Shaw DC Office of Planning
Jeffrey Marootian District Department of Transportation
Polly Donaldson Department of Housing and Community Development
Katrina Polk CPDC 
Ramin Taheri Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education
Lamont Akins Mayor's Office of Community Affairs
Victoria Lanteigne Steven Winter Associates
Ron Swanda Advocate for Older Adults 
Matthew McCollough Office of Disability Rights
Joe McDonald Catholic University
Mary Terrell Department of Employment Services
Romaine Thomas DC Retired Educators of America 
Barney Krucoff Office of the Chief Technology Officer
Susan Donley Stria
Laura Newland DC Office on Aging
Dr. Sandra Owens Lawson Behvioral Programs Consultant
Kevin Donahue Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
Linda Mathes American Red Cross of the National Capital Region
Susan Saunders Attorney
Laura Zeilinger Department of Human Services
Winona Lake AARP-DC
Nathan Kayne Regan In-fin-iti
Gail Gibson Hunt National Alliance for Caregiving
Denise Roper IRS
Keith Anderson DPR
Brian Kenner Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
Ashley Emerson Office of the Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity

* Co-chairs of the Task Force

Task Force-approved notes from previous Task Force meetings are attached.