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Lead Agency: Florida Department of Elder Affairs
Action Plan Download
Florida developed its statewide action plan, Livable Florida, with a goal of increasing the number of individual communities who participate in the Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The state's Department of Elder Affairs acts as a leader, connecting communities, agencies, and organizations to help Floridians live well and age well, and works to identify and form partnerships with private and public entities to create and sustain the age-friendly initiative. Through Livable Florida, statewide age-friendly work centers on increasing awareness of the plan and supporting local age-friendly work. Additionally, Livable Florida will facilitate partnerships and relationships to increase collaboration on initiatives such as age-friendly universities, age-friendly business and employer designations, and securing more resources.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingPromote aging in place by educating builders and realtors on the importance of universal design, integrating wrap-around housing services for older adults, and Increasing education of resident legal protections, landlord tenant laws, and low-income housing.
TransportationIncrease transit access by supporting statewide planning for older adults and promoting training on the safe use of transportation options for older residents.
Social ParticipationPromote local service volunteer recognition efforts and events. Increase access to community events and activities by collecting, organizing, and disseminating data from local partners on volunteer efforts, work with partners and organizations to support and recognize older adult-focused events, increase collaboration with faith-based networks to offer shuttle services to community activities, and promote and support positive intergenerational opportunities and interactions through child-centered organizations, including schools and other state agencies.