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The City of Evanston is conducting what it calls an “Age Friendly Evanston!” survey to help it develop a three-year action plan to help make the city more of a place to “grow up and grow old.”

The theory is that “a community that is truly livable for an 80-year-old is also livable for an 8-year-old – and everyone in between,” according to the city’s website.

Some 18 cities have already been designated age friendly, and Evanston hopes to be included among them.

The survey can be completed over the phone by calling (847) 448-4311, or it can be completed online or in person at 11 locations, including the Evanston Public Library, the Levy Senior Center, the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, and the Morton Civic Center.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Survey

    Took survery. One problem I had with some areas was: Choice of possible answer doesn't fit Questions very well 

  2. Age Friendly Evanston Survey

    Thanksf for publicizing the Age Friendly Evanston survey. However, the use of the term "elderly" in the headline is misleading.  Age Friendly Evanston is about all ages.  While there is an emphasis on making ours a more livable community for older adults, as noted the survey announcement, what is good for an 80-year-old is also good for an 8-year-old.  I encourage Evanstonians of all ages to complete the survey. 

    Helen Gagel, member, Age Friendly Evanston Task Force

    1. Survey

      The survey I took  most of the questions were about needs for OLDER ADULTS. Not sure a person in 70's hassame needs as an 8 year old (probably should be different survey)

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