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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.