Henderson was recognized by the AARP as Nevada’s first “age-friendly” community during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.
According to the AARP’s website, age-friendly communities have well-designed housing, efficient public transportation, and plenty of options community programs for residents of all ages to participate in.
“Henderson has always been a premier place for retirees and seniors to live, and now we are being recognized for our long history of providing quality recreational and housing services for older adults,” Henderson Mayor Hafen said in a statement.
The average age of Henderson residents, 41, is higher than the national city average of 37 years old, according to the city. Nearly one-fourth of the city’sresidents are older than 60 years.
In 2014, Henderson increased fees for several services, including senior meals, to address a budget shortfall.
Las Vegas Review-Journal writer Colton Lochhead contributed to this report. Find him on Twitter @clochhead