Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
County of San Diego United States of America
San Diego’s population of people over 65 years of age is expected to increase by two-thirds within the next 15 years and will comprise 20% of the overall county population. In order to support those aging in our community, we have prepared a dynamic plan to address the needs of older adults for safe and affordable housing, transportation for those unable to continue driving, as well as opportunities for older adults to remain involved and engaged in their communities. The County’s Live Well San Diego is a regional vision adopted by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in 2010 that aligns the efforts of County government, community partners and individuals to ensure all 3.3 million San Diego County residents are healthy, safe and thriving. This effort is closely aligned with the dimensions of an age-friendly community, specifically transportation, built environments, housing, civic participation, and community support and activities. Currently, Aging & Independence Services (AIS), serving as the Area Agency on Aging for San Diego County, has been working closely with key partners in the region, including the San Diego Foundation, as well as AARP, throughout our planning process. A robust community engagement effort; including multiple listening sessions, survey responses, and four in-depth community planning meetings; led to the creation of the Age Well San Diego Action Plan. Board of Supervisors’ support for this Plan was received on May 15, 2018.