San Jose, California Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Recreation Department
Action Plan Download
San Jose developed its action plan based on multiple community assessments, surveys, and focus groups, in partnership with an age-friendly advisory council comprised of representatives from business, industry, civic, educational, legislative and other organizations. The action plan was further informed by meetings with representatives from each city Department to discuss existing and possible future age-friendly initiatives, along with a study of other community action plans. The plan focuses on civic participation and employment, communication and access to information, and housing.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingFocus on housing for older residents by researching and drafting amendments to the comprehensive plan to include 'Design for an Age-Friendly City' as a Major Strategy, and add more housing units specifically for low-income older adults.
Communication and InformationIncrease communication with older adults in the community by expanding age-friendly websites to include resources, event listings, and information on age-friendly initiatives, and partner with area high schools to develop options for students to provide technology tutoring for older adults.
Civic Participation and EmploymentMake older adults feel welcome and included in the community by developing age-friendly business practices and building a database of organizations serving older adults to expand outreach and inform this population of volunteer opportunities.