Communities for All Ages
The City aims to offer top rate service delivery to all who work and live in Mission. That requires good planning as the population changes over time. Demographic changes anticipated in the next 20-30 years will have significant impacts to communities across the country as the Baby Boomer Generation ages and as the Millennial Generation comes of age behind them.
Communities for All Ages Initiative
Mission participates with the KC Communities for All Ages (CFAA) Initiative. The initiative provides technical and peer support for cities tailoring their services to be more inclusive and responsive. The following list includes some examples of changes the City has implemented to be a Community of All Ages:
- Adding youth member seats on the Parks, Recreation + Tree Commission and the Sustainability Commission.
- Including a Communities for All Ages section on each agenda item presented to the Governing Body.
- Adding additional seating to our parks, including a picnic tables that accommodates a wheelchair and benches with arm rests that assist in standing.
- Supporting the creation of the Remodeling for Accessible Homes Guidebook.
- Holding regular meetings between City staff and residents of Mission Square and The Welstone at Mission Crossing, local independent living communities for older adults.
- Improving pedestrian infrastructure such as new crosswalks at the intersection of Broadmoor and 61st Street and sidewalks on Foxridge Drive between 51st and 56th Street.
- Holding a Confident City Cycling class with BikeWalkKC and adding bike lanes on Lamar Avenue through the Safe Routes to Schools program.
Communities for All Ages Program Documents
Learn more about the philosophy of the program with these resources.
- Idea Book – Showcases universal design concepts to help homes accommodate people of all ages and abilities.
- Communities for All Ages Toolkit – Executive Summary – Guides community conversations about how to meet the new preferences and needs of all ages.
- Communities for All Ages Checklist – Supports conversations surrounding six issues areas of public service delivery.
- Economic Impact of an Aging Population in the Kansas City Region (2015)
Communities for All Ages Recognition Program
The Mid-America Regional Council, the First Suburbs Coalition and the KC Communities for All Ages have developed a recognition program for communities working through the stages of awareness, assessment, implementation to incorporate the Communities for All Ages concepts. Mission achieved the Bronze level recognition in 2015, Silver level recognition in 2016, and the Gold level recognition in 2018. Communities for All Ages Recognition Fact Sheet
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