Wausau named an age friendly community

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WAUSAU (WAOW)– The city of Wausau received an honor from AARP at the common council meeting Tuesday night. The city was named a member of the AARP Network of Age Friendly Communities. Wausau is the fourth city in Wisconsin to get the honor.

The award was presented to Mayor Robert Mielke before the common council meeting.

Cities that win the award actively work to make their towns, cities or villages great places to live for people of all ages.

“Regardless of change in leadership regardless of organizations entering or exiting the program, there’s still a sustainable group of folks that will keep the process moving forward” Sam Wilson the AARP State Director for Wisconsin said when asked about what propelled Wausau as a recipient of the award.

The program has participating communities in over twenty countries. Across the U.S. three hundred and fifty three communities have joined the network. Sheboygan, Greendale, and Shorewood are the other cities in Wisconsin to receive the award.

Ben Zitouni

Ben Zitouni

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