The City of Fishers was recently recognized as an American Association of Retired Persons Network of Age Friendly Communities, an affiliate of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, according to a press release sent to Current.
“As part of the municipality’s first-ever comprehensive plan, Fishers 2040, we have identified four areas that are critical to the health and well-being of our community of residents that are 50 and older,” Mayor Scott Fadness stated. “The City of Fishers is excited to build on this opportunity and will continue to make our community a smart, vibrant and entrepreneurial place that is friendly to people of all ages, particularly for those 50 and older.”
The designation recognizes the city’s commitment in four categories: land use, housing, transportation and parks. It recognizes Fishers’ efforts, such as the installation of outdoor pickleball courts at Cyntheanne Park; the expansion of the WeCare program, which allows Fishers Fire and Emergency Services staff to aid patients in a safe transition from the hospital to their home; the Fishers Police Dept.’s morning call network and vacation watch program; and the recognition of ADA-compliant policy through Fishers’ Advisory Council on Disability.
The main reason Fishers received the designation was its actions to keep older residents in mind.
“AARP Indiana is working to make our communities throughout the state more livable for older Hoosiers and their families,” stated Sarah Waddle, AARP Indiana state director. “We are excited about Fishers becoming the first city in our state to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities, and we’re looking forward to other communities following Fishers’ lead.”
For more, visit aarp.org/livable or fishers.in.us.