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Thriving and Healthy Residents

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

12.7% 

FY19 Actual


FY18 Actual
9.4%

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

The percentage of residents attending programs for ages 55+ has increased from about 2% to about 9% between FY 2016 and FY 2018. The department anticipates this number increasing over the next few years as more programs are added for this growing demographic. One of the programs that saw an increase was the Senior Adult Summer Institute which saw a 19% increase over FY 2017. New programs were introduced in FY 2018 such as Yoga 1 Flow and Senior Tap Classics which have garnered steady new enrollments as well. In FY 2019 the department introduced digital photography, fused glass, table tennis and Pilates.

Strategies

  • 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.

Source:

Target = 13

Detailed Analysis


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