Belmont, Massachusetts, senior needs, age-friendly communities
Gerontology | Public Administration | Public Policy
Belmont is a primarily residential community of around 25,000 residents with a small commercial district. Public transit access to downtown Boston and neighboring Cambridge offers Belmont residents access to services, employment, and recreational activities outside of the town’s boundaries. With 22% of its population age 60 and older, Belmont is expecting to see an increase in the number of older residents in the coming years. Commissioned by the Belmont Council on Aging (COA), this report will serve to help the COA and Town to better understand Belmont’s current assets, potentials, and challenges and to plan for changing community needs.
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Mutchler, Jan, "Planning for an Age-Friendly Belmont" (2018). Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications. 29.