Rod Bailey, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Beatitudes Campus, was appointed to the City of Phoenix Age-Friendly Ad Hoc Committee at a swearing-in ceremony in the Phoenix City Council Chambers on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Mayor Greg Stanton authorized the City of Phoenix to establish the Ad Hoc Committee and join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities in October 2016.
Mayor Stanton praised the citizen leaders on the committee for their dedication and public service. The City of Phoenix is committed to work toward becoming a good place to live for people of all ages, young and old alike.
Over the next several months the Ad Hoc Committee will develop recommendations to raise awareness and focus on providing resources to make the City of Phoenix an Age-Friendly Community.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities and Community program, an international effort to help cities prepare for the worldwide trends of rapid population aging and urbanization. More than 1,000 communities in 20 nations are participating in this initiative, including Phoenix and Tucson in Arizona.
“Beatitudes Campus’s mission is reflective of our organization’s commitment to public service,” says Michelle Just, president and CEO of Beatitudes Campus. “We consider service to our broader community, to which we owe our many successes, a priority. I am confident that Rod Bailey will use his decades-long experiences in aging services to help create a robust plan for the City of Phoenix.”
Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier healthier residents – of all ages. “I join other community leaders on this committee in praising the City of Phoenix for its efforts in enabling people of all ages to actively participate in community life,” says Bailey. “I pledge to bring our collective talents to make recommendations to Phoenix so they can adapt structures and services to the needs of the aging population.”
About Beatitudes Campus:
Founded in 1964, Beatitudes Campus is a faith-based not-for-profit life plan community offering a wide spectrum of services for older people including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory support and home care services. Beatitudes Campus is a center of excellence and a leader in the field of aging services. The campus offers a model of wellness that promotes soundness of mind, spirit and body.
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