Albany County joins network of age-friendly communities

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Albany County has been chosen to join the world health organization’s network of age-friendly cities and communities.

The announcement was made on Wednesday at the County’s annual Summit on Aging.

As a member of the network, the county will become part of a growing movement of communities that meet the needs of seniors.

“So in the end, that’s good economic development,” said Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy. “It’s not just a reflection of what we’ve done, it’s a reflection of where we’re heading, and we know baby-boomers are retiring in record numbers and this helps them to look here and to move here and to those who already live here to stay here.”

The Summit on Aging brings together experts and law enforcement officials to help seniors learn more about challenges they face.

Topics include fraud protection, dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and the growing problem of suicide in the senior population.

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