The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities provides access to resources and information on age-friendly best practices, assessment and implementation models, and experiences of towns and cities around the world. The City of Seattle joined the network in July 2016. In March 2017 a series of age-friendly initiatives for the City of Seattle was announced to address environmental, economic, and social factors influencing the health and well-being of older adults, and introduced an Age Friendly Seattle.
Age Friendly Seattle will make improvements in eight areas that influence the health and quality of life for older adults:
1. Outdoor Spaces and Buildings 2. Transportation 3. Housing 4. Social Participation 5. Respect and Social Inclusion 6. Civic Participation and Employment 7. Communication and Information 8. Community and Health Services
This initiative aims to help the region support the positive contributions of older adults and enable people of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential.
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