In September, the City of Half Moon Bay will be starting the process of applying for Age Friendly Community designation for our Coastside community.
The World Health Organization (WHO) founded the Age-Friendly Network in 2005 and today there are over 1,000 cities worldwide.
- outdoor spaces and buildings
- communication and information
- civic participation and employment
- respect and social inclusion
- community support/health services
This framework can be used by local leaders and residents to assess the needs of older adults. Once identified, these needs can be organized, prioritized, and incorporated into a clear action plan to make communities more livable for both older residents and people of all ages. This is an on-going process that in the first 5 years includes planning and piloting Age Friendly Community inaugural projects (years 1-2), creating an action plan focused on sustainability (year 2), implementation (years 3-5), and progress evaluation (end of year 5).
I look forward to hearing YOUR input regarding how our Coastside region can be a more Age Friendly community. Email, call or visit me in person to discuss your ideas.
Our Coastside community Age Friendly plan will be submitted to AARP in October – so don’t delay!
Contact Sandi Winter with your feedback!
THE MEMBER LIST AND MAP
USE THE MAP: Go to the interactive AARP Livable Communities Map