The Boston University Initiative on Cities released its annual Menino Survey of Mayors where municipal leaders from 119 cities from across the country answered a range of questions on diverse issues.
When it came to older adults, the survey revealed that few respondents (7%) have workforce development initiatives geared towards older adults compared to youth (79%) and people with criminal records (52%). Mayors do see job growth when it comes to serving and supporting an aging population, however.
On other issues like mobility, the report states that “low-income people, children, elderly people, and people with disabilities are the country’s most vulnerable road
users; they are disproportionately represented among pedestrians injured and killed each year in American cities.” In their responses, very few mayors identified “elderly people” as a population that is able to travel “very safely” within their city.