Longwood, Florida Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: The City of Longwood
Action Plan Download
The City of Longwood developed its action plan in collaboration with the Department of Health, Seminole State College, and AARP Florida. The plan focuses on four core domains of livability Community, Health Services and Participation, Housing and Outdoor Spaces, Transportation and Mobility, and Communication and Information. Longwood's age-friendly effort aims to promote greater investments in public health and community programs to improve the wellbeing of local residents, require that new housing developments provide green space for residents and more affordable housing stock, and enhance transit accessibility by improving intersections and addressing sidewalk gaps for pedestrians.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesProvide free medical assistance and advanced life support to all city residents, along with free transportation to local hospitals. Provide medical assistance at emergency shelters during natural disasters
TransportationPromote Transit Oriented Development by encouraging higher density building near transit routes, and more mixed-use development.
HousingCreate new development opportunities to increase the supply of affordable housing units.
Progress Report Download
Longwood's age-friendly progress report shows a commitment to improving quality of life within the city for residents of all ages. The report focuses on health, housing and transportation. Longwood has been able to offer free health services and tools to older adults, along with events to improve mental health for residents, like free matinee movies. The age-friendly initiative also provided opportunities for residents to age in place, including the promotion of rental and affordable housing, as well as programs aimed at promoting the safety and wellness of residents their homes. The report also highlighted efforts to promote access and opportunities for safe, efficient multi-modal transportation for people of all ages and abilities. This includes addressing sidewalk gaps identified, promoting transit usage, improving street lighting and making multiple ADA improvements.