What Is "A Community for a Lifetime"?

In April 2004, the State Advisory Council on Aging issued its annual report to the Michigan Commission on Aging on "Elder Friendly Communities."

The Council's recommendation was: "The Commission and Office of Services to the Aging should become active participants and state leaders in initiatives to create healthy communities for all ages."

Affordable Housing Public Transportation Safety and Security Enrichment Commerce Access to Health Care

Attributes of a Livable Community

  • Access to Health Care
  • Commerce
  • Enrichment
  • Housing: Availability and Affordability
  • Housing: Modification and Maintenance
  • Inclusion
  • Walkability
  • Supportive Community Systems
  • Safety and Security
  • Transportation

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Our Livable Community

For in-depth information, see The Farmington, MI Area—A Livable Community

  • New pedestrian crosswalks have been installed in the downtown core to promote more safe and convenient access to stores
  • Sidewalk paths have been extended and widened in certain areas to improve pedestrian flow
  • Several open parks have made improvements to their facilities including water area, shuffle board and bocce ball
  • During the summer months, free outdoor concerts held on Thursday and Friday evenings
  • Annual Founders Festival Parade and weekend-long event, readily accessible and with provided transportation centers
  • Annual Memorial Day honoring our past war veterans
  • Low-cost shuttle service is available to area shopping malls, grocery stores, senior center and hospitals ($2 each way)
  • Reduced-fare taxi service supplements for shuttle service
  • Extensive community-oriented, multi-purpose facility for citizens of all ages, providing multi-generational activities and family oriented activities (Costick Center)
  • Road sign improvements using larger and more clear signage and placement
  • Several new and/or improved hospital facilities within the local area: Henry Ford, Botsford and Providence