Prairie Village is asking for residents with a special interest in creating a community prepared to accommodate and support an aging population to help set the city’s course for the future.
Prairie Village is one of three Kansas City-area cities (the others are Gladstone and Mission) to participate in a pilot project for the Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages project.
The project is designed to help municipalities prepare themselves for the reality that 60 adults in the metro area now turn 65 each day, with that trend expected to continue for 20 years. The Communities for All Ages initiative has developed a tool kit that helps cities assess their preparedness for the changing demographic.
As part of the volunteer task force, Prairie Village residents will use the Communities for All Ages tool kit to analyze their city’s position, and then discuss possible plans to help accommodate an aging population.
The task force will meet monthly. Prairie Village residents interested in participating in the task force should contact Assistant City Administrator Kate Gunja at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-385-4603