Creating a Community Where Older Adults Thrive
Apr 11, 2023
Tom Picraux & Dick Konrad
Creating a Community Where Older Adults Thrive

In February the Los Gatos Town Council unanimously endorsed a Roadmap for older adult services in Los Gatos. This Roadmap is the culmination of a 15 month effort by community members, local leaders, two Town Mayors and a Council member, presenting exciting new directions for providing services to older adults in our Town— where the older population is anticipated to approach 1/3 of the residents over the next decade. The Roadmap grew out of an effort by the Council with support from the Community Health and Senior Services Commission to address issues laid bare by the pandemic and was jump-started by Council directing $500,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds for grants last year. A comprehensive official survey, 12 community workshops, and the benchmarking of seven similar cities provided the foundation for establishing seven goals and details for 1-3-10 year projects and milestones for each goal. The Roadmap is now moving from planning to implementation and we look forward to telling you about the Roadmap findings and plans for creating an age-friendly community where older adults are engaged, valued, and provided equitable opportunities to thrive.

Tom Picraux bio

Tom is a retired scientist. He served as chair of the recent Los Gatos Senior Service Committee. In addition to being a member of Rotary, he is co-chair of the Membership Committee of the Sourcewise Advisory Council, coordinator of the West Valley Service Providers network and is VP of the local League of Women Voters.

Dick Konrad bio

Dick Konrad is a member of Rotary, member and past chair of Los Gatos Community Health and Senior Services Commission, served as a member of the recent LG Senior Services Committee, a former member of the LG Parks Commission, and chair of the LG Beautification Committee