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Let's Create a Livable<br>Westchester Together

Let's Create a Livable Westchester Together

Susan Farley

Does your community have the right housing, transportation, and walkways to enable you to enjoy all that Westchester has to offer? Complete our surveys and tell us what we can do to make it easier for you to live independently and to get around your community safely and comfortably.

The old paradigm of retiring and moving to Florida has changed for many of us. Growing numbers of older New Yorkers want to remain living in their homes and communities. While that may sound easier than packing up and moving to another state, staying put can also pose a number of challenges. Some things that weren't as important to you before may have become more important to you as you've become older. For instance, you may now need to ask yourself:

• Can I walk on my sidewalks?
• Is housing affordable?
• Is there adequate public transportation to get me where I need to go?

In other words, does the infrastructure of your home and community enable you to continue living there? AARP and Westchester County are asking you to help us find out. We want to make Westchester a community that is livable for you and your family. That's why we set up this Web site.

Our three surveys will allow you to tell us how the livability of your community can be improved in the areas of transportation, housing, and walking. Complete the surveys on your own, with a friend, or with a group, and mail them back to us. (You may answer just one survey, two surveys, or all three.)
Your responses will help us work with stakeholders from your community to make it easier for you to live independently and to help you make the most of living in Westchester.


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