Tucson, Arizona Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: ELDER Alliance, AARP Arizona, and Pima Council on Aging
Age-Friendly Advisory Council/Coalition
Tucson developed its action plan with the goals of improving the quality and accessibility of public parks and green spaces, expanding on transportation options, and increasing the supply of affordable, accessible housing. Tucson supports affordable housing for older adults by increasing the distribution of federal grants to low-income seniors, and expand housing options for adults with disabilities, and those who want to age-in-place, by providing financing for home improvements to enhance home accessibility. The plan also works to combat social isolation among its older residents by promoting volunteering and active programs.
Action Plan Highlights
HousingSupport affordable housing and aging in place for older adults by distributing federal grants, expanding housing options for adults with disabilities, and providing financing for accessibility improvements.
Civic Participation and EmploymentCollaborate with partners to create more inclusive and affordable cultural events and volunteer opportunities.
TransportationModify the existing streetcar network by expanding accessibility and adding new routes.