City is conducting survey on services for elderly


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

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 stations and business-oriented magazines.

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