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Steering committee named to manage ‘age-friendly’ activities in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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Sam Wilson, on left, meets with La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat and local AARP volunteers at City Hall

La Crosse has now earned an honor that only four other communities in Wisconsin share. 

The city has been named an ‘age-friendly’ community, and is launching a study to develop more activities involving people in the 50-and-older range. 

That would include Mayor Tim Kabat, who says it’s a ‘special day’ when you’re old enough to get a mailing from AARP.

Representatives of AARP joined Kabat at City Hall on Monday, to announce the program.  

A study committee will have its first meeting next week.                  

Noreen Holmes, a former aging unit director in La Crosse County, says the planning phase in the ‘Thriving Livable La Crosse’ project is starting now.

It includes a 3-year action plan to get older people more involved in the community.      

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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