Alexandria, Virginia Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Commission on Aging
Action Plan Download
Alexandria's action plan aims to be more inclusive for aging communities of color, different gender identities, sexual orientation, nationalities, cultures, and disabilities. Alexandria will increase its affordable housing stock as well as address the unnecessary institutionalization of older adults by increasing awareness of programs and services that support older adults, especially in Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. Alexandria is also building on its Vision Zero policy, hosting new walkability audits with community groups, and ensuring that school zones are safe. Alexandria aims to be a dementia-friendly city by increasing support for caregivers, expanding access to therapists, and strengthening mental health management services for older adults.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingEncourage the development of more affordable housing by studying the benefits of ADUs.
TransportationExpand Vision Zero policies and implement Complete Streets guidelines.
Health and Community ServicesIncrease support for caregivers and strengthen mental health management for older adults through Dementia Friendly America.