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Friends at the Lodge
The City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department invites adults ages 55 and over to gather with their friends, meet new ones, and have coffee at the Jones Park Lodge, 2901 Fruitland Boulevard SW.
Fridays from 1:00-3:00 pm | January 19-April 12. More information is available at Friends at the Lodge
Save the date: Cedar Rapids' Downtown Healthiest State Walk -Oct. 2, 2024
Monday Group Walks will resume in Spring 2024!
All are welcome to join a NEW Monday downtown walking group starting June 26, 2023. Walkers can meet outside UFG Wellness Center, 201 2nd Street SE at 12:15 for a 1.25 mile walk. View the walk flier.
The Dual Use Facility Feasibility study survey is now closed. Over 2,700 responses were received. The survey results will be analyzed and posted on the Dual Use Facility Feasibility Study page.
Age-Friendly Cedar Rapids strives to continue providing a variety of housing choices to accommodate a range of life stages, incomes, and preferences. ADUs are one way to support affordable housing choices for all ages. Find out more on the What are ADUs? page.
Age-Friendly Action Plan____________________________________________________________________________
The draft Age-Friendly Action Plan was open for feedback the month of August 2022. On Sept. 13, 2022 City Council unanimously approved adopting the Cedar Rapids' Age-Friendly Action Plan. The plan contains 20 goals and 47 action steps in eight livability domains that strongly impact community well-being.
Age-Friendly Action Plan
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The Age-Friendly Action Plan survey and Ideas Wall were open from Dec. 6, 2021- Feb. 12, 2022. Click the button below to see a summary of community feedback. In August 2022 a draft Age-Friendly Action Plan will be available for review.
SURVEY RESULTS DASHBOARD
We love the age-friendly ideas sent to us from Cedar River Academy
at Taylor Elementary School
In December 2019, the City of Cedar Rapids joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining approximately 400 other communities across the country who are committed to making their communities livable for residents of all ages, from the cradle through retirement. By joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) Age-Friendly Communities Network, Cedar Rapids has taken the next step toward enhancing the quality of life in our community for people of all ages and abilities. This process began with the age-friendly survey conducted by AARP in early 2019. The survey overview was presented at a community livability discussion and can be seen here: Livability Presentation April 2019. Key topics that emerged from the discussion were:
- Multi-generational Center
- Transportation needs
- Technology help for seniors
- Community WiFi
- Social isolation
- Age-friendly recreation
- Books by mail
- Large print books
- Volunteers - Boards and Commissions
- Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)
AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:
Changing Demographics and Livable Communities Podcast
What is your neighborhood's LIVABILITY INDEX SCORE