Last month people filled the Key Peninsula Community Services (Home Senior Center) to help Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources determine what role the county and community leaders can take to better create livable communities for people of all ages throughout Pierce County. Photo by Ed Johnson, KP News

The Mustard Seed Project of Key Peninsula hosted its third Thursday Community Forum on April 18 at Key Peninsula Community Services (Home Senior Center).

They were asked by Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources to partner on the event after a similar interactive session about two years ago.

This is the first of three such planning events around the county this spring:

Pierce County Community Connections — Aging & Disability Resources (ADR) is hosting a series of Community Cafés to learn from older adults, adults with disabilities, community leaders, family members and service providers what essential services and supports are needed to create livable communities for people of all ages throughout Pierce County.

During the event, participants addressed critical questions about what challenges exist in becoming a community for all ages, and what role Pierce County can play in helping to address these challenges.

According to Edie Morgan, Mustard Seed founder and executive director, insights gained at these events will be used in developing ADR’s 2014-15 Area Plan Update, ADR’s guide for planning and funding programs and services that can best serve older adults and adults with disabilities in Pierce County, including the Key Peninsula.

“This is an important and infrequent opportunity to help with community planning for seniors at the county level,” Morgan said.

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