Our vision is for citizens of all ages to say they would rather live here than anywhere else.
Interested? Then join us. You have something to offer. The goals are fluid, always being updated and added to. We are eager to hear your ideas.
Contact the domain coordinator listed below to become a member of our working group
Jen StilWell () Executive director of the MWV Housing Coalition
Goal #1: Ensure each community’s Master Plan (NH) or Comprehensive Plan (Maine) directs restructuring of zoning policies, programs, and funding that are geared toward aging well in the community by:
- Participating in the planning process.
- Advocating for age-friendly policies to be incorporated in the plan document.
- Working with local government and appropriate consultants to ensure the vision expressed in the plan document is reflected in municipal regulations, policies and practices.
Goal #2: Create wide-spread understanding of each community’s ADU regulations by developing and executing a comprehensive distribution plan for the ADU resource guide and providing presentations that fully explain the guide to relevant community groups such as the White Mountain Builders Association, White Mountain Board of Realtors, etc.
Goal #3: Complete 150-175 Window Dresser insulation window inserts for homes and involve 20 volunteers for a workshop in October. Include at least 4 of our towns.
Goal #4: Launch a Home Helpers/Home Modification/Safe at Home program, coordinated through the Gibson Center but reaching our Age-Friendly towns, to ensure completion of small repair projects in homes of seniors to make aging in place safer.
Goal #5: Promote state level legislation to support HomeShare incentives. (Long-term goal)
Goal #6: Host a Smart and Safe Home Expo at the Farmer’s Market featuring the Smart Home on Wheels with additional educational presentations by Occupational Therapists with hoe safety checklists, HomeFit and Making Room AARP guides, Universal Design, and practical tips for creating ADUs.