The city of Salem and its age-friendly initiative – called Salem for All Ages – continues to make progress as evidenced in their recently released Year Three Report, which covers the developments made during 2019.
Among the highlights are a partnership with the Salem News that includes a monthly column about Salem for All Ages focusing on their programs, projects and accomplishments.
Also, after a feasibility study supported by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation and working with a consulting firm, Salem is working towards a community care share program where the city purchases or leases multiple vehicles that are strategically located throughout the city and made available to the public to book trips via a web-based platform. The city is also working with the MBTA on improving bus shelters. This follows an evaluation of the 138 stops in Salem serving six distinct bus routes. A summary of the evaluation has been provided to city staff for review and comment which includes information related to sidewalk widths, proximity to crosswalks as well as identifying obstructions.
For more on the progress made by Salem for All Ages, check out their Year Three Report here.