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The San Diego Foundation has pledged to grow the adoption of “age-friendly” action plans by local municipalities throughout the region. The San Diego Foundation Thursday announced $229,850 in grants for local municipalities. (Shutterstock) SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — The San Diego Foundation Thursday announced $229,850 in grants for local municipalities to launch programs and policies supporting quality of life for older San Diegans. The San Diego Foundation has pledged to grow the adoption of “age-friendly” action plans by local municipalities throughout the region. The Age-Friendly Communities Program at the foundation previously facilitated the age-friendly efforts of six municipalities — Carlsbad, Chula Vista, La Mesa, National City, San Diego and the County of San Diego — by providing technical assistance grantmaking and support. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the population of San Diegans 65 and over is expected to double between 2000 and 2030. The grantmaking announcement came a day after Gov. Gavin Newsom released a Master Plan for Agingy, which outlines a 10-year blueprint for leaders to build an equitable California where everyone has the opportunity to age with dignity and independence. “Meeting the needs and preferences of our aging community is increasingly important as we grow a more vibrant region,” said Katie Rast, director of community impact at The San Diego Foundation. “By implementing policies and programs that address these shifting demographics, we can better utilize the talents and energy of our older adults and build thriving communities for all San Diegans.” The Age-Friendly Communities program […]