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Thriving and Healthy Residents

Increase the percent of 55+ resident participation to 13% by 2025


FY20 Actual

FY19 Actual

Objective Description

As the senior population increases in the county, the department is adding new programming and initiatives to provide more physical, social and mental health opportunities that promote an active and vital lifestyle. Living an active lifestyle through exercise can help maintain the ability to live independently, promote health, reduce the risks of injury, and improve quality of life.

Trend Analysis

During the first three quarters for FY20 registrations for 55+ residents in Recreation & Parks programs saw an increase of 20% over the first three quarters of FY19. This increase can be attributed to the expanded fitness and sports offering to include a new bocce league utilizing the new bocce courts at Cedar Lane Park. Also new this year was the Encore Showcase, a free event at which adults 55 and older could participate in fitness, leisure, and wellness activities while also learning more about the programs the County provides. As experienced by many, the third quarter was cut short and the fourth quarter was impacted dramatically by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, all of the programs previously scheduled for the spring of 2020 had to be either canceled or moved to an online format.


  • Expand fitness and art program options for the 55+ Adult population
  • Create a new Encore Volunteer program to engage 55+ Adults and provide social opportunities.
  • Expand our lifelong learning programs to be year-round.
  • Continue to provide subsidies to qualifying applicants.


Target = 13

Detailed Analysis

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