Johnson County Livable Community
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What is a livable community?

Johnson County is a livable community that offers:
  • health and supportive services
  • transportation and mobility options
  • affordable and appropriate housing
  • community and economic development
  • cultural, volunteer, life-long learning and employment opportunities and
  • public safety

Together these attributes facilitate personal independence and the engagement of residents in civic and social life.

A livable community is where everyone can age successfully, which is defined as living as vital a life as possible with the opportunity to flourish in the community. Successful aging is characterized by:

  • supportive relationships with family and friends
  • optimal mental and physical health
  • community involvement
  • new learning experiences
  • a sense of purpose and meaning of life

The JCLC Strategic Plan outlines a three-year plan of action, goals, objectives and activities to help residents maintain an independent life as they age.

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