Santa Clara County, California Print
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Lead Agency: Department of Aging - Seniors' Agenda
Santa Clara County developed its action plan in collaboration with county government, and all 15 cities within the region. The plan is geared towards improving programs, policies, and the built environment for residents of all ages. The community is focusing on building more accessible spaces, delivering tailored, responsive community services for older adults, and creating a generally more inclusive society.
Action Plan Highlights
Outdoor SpacesAdopt and implement an age-friendly designation for all county parks.
HousingAddress the need for additional affordable, accessible housing by reducing permit fees for low-income older adults who need accessibility or safety-related home modifications and creating a taskforce to focus on rent burdened older adults.
Health and Community ServicesFocus on targeted health-related challenges for older adults by developing emergency response plan on senior nutrition and providing free dental care at senior centers.