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Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has pledged to continue improving services and opportunities for older adults in Evanston by signing the Milken Institute’s “Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge.”

By signing the pledge, the mayor agreed to take steps to make cities work better for older adults, such as providing access to resources promoting health and wellness, and ensuring that the well-being of the aging population is addressed by each city department and division.

Mayors who sign the pledge also commit to providing opportunities for older adults to work for their cities, including promoting the engagement of older residents in volunteer and paid roles that serve the city’s needs.

“Evanston is a great place to grow up and grow old,” Mayor Tisdahl said. “I’m proud to join the Milken Institute and mayors across the country in continuing to improve the lives of older adults in Evanston and cities nationwide.”

Last year, the City of Evanston joined the World Health Organization (WHO)’s “Age Friendly Cities” project to provide a system to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that will make Evanston more user-friendly for residents of all ages.

She established a nine-member “Age Friendly Evanston!” task force charged with developing an Age Friendly Initiative and formulating a three-year citywide action plan for implementation.

A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital, and enhance health.

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. City’s [lack of] committment to Senior already shown

    Moving the Levy Center to James Park pretty much showed the city's view of seniors — out of sight, out of mind.  Except very few can or will be willing to go that far for a senior's center.

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