Peculiar recognized as a Community for All Ages

Vincent Schroeder, director of Parks and Recreation, accepted the award for Peculiar.

On Friday, April 15, at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting, the Mid-America Regional Council honored Peculiar, Missouri, for becoming more age friendly. Peculiar earned Silver Level status in the Communities for All Ages recognition program, which required conducting a self-assessment of age-friendly policies and actions.

“The city of Peculiar is honored to receive the Silver Level designation. The city is striving to make Peculiar a welcoming place for all ages. This award shows the commitment of the city to the specific older residents of Peculiar,” said city administrator Mickey Ary.

The Communities for All Ages recognition program was developed by the First Suburbs Coalition and
KC Communities for All Ages — two groups convened by MARC to develop programs and tools to help communities respond to a rapid increase in the older adult population and make communities more welcoming for all age groups. The program is available to all cities and counties in the nine-county MARC region.

More information about the recognition program is available online at