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Age-Friendly Lancaster announces 2022 virtual summit

Top row, from left: Cindy McCormick, Douglas Smith. Bottom row, from left: Heather Dighe, Kevin Ressler. (Source: Provided)

The team behind Lancaster’s Age-Friendly City initiative is inviting nonprofits, businesses and residents to take part in the 2022 Age-Friendly Lancaster online summit.

Scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 7, the summit will include a presentation of the city’s Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Attendees will be able to contribute their own suggestions and discuss ways to incorporate age-friendly principles in their own work. The event includes breakout discussions with leaders of the plan’s four Action Team Projects:

  • Vision Zero and Public Space Design: Cindy McCormick, Deputy Public Works Director, City of Lancaster
  • Housing Creation & Preservation: Douglas Smith, Chief Planner, City of Lancaster
  • Promoting Intergenerational Connections: Heather Dighe, Executive Director, Lancaster Recreation Commission
  • Communication Coordination & Outreach: Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County

The summit is free. For more details and to register, click here. Questions may be emailed to

Age-Friendly Lancaster is a broad-based initiative that aims to improve the quality of life for older residents. It is led by city government, Landis Communities, Lancaster Downtowners and Age2Age Consulting, with additional support from other nonprofits and foundations.