Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
Fort Worth United States of America
Fort Worth is committed to promoting policies to make the city friendly to its ageing population.
For the past decade, Fort Worth has been a leader in improving mobility issues and promoting the health and wellness of its residents. The City’s population is currently 792277 and continues to grow. More than 8 percent of our residents are age 65 and older, and that number will increase to almost 30 per cent by the year 2030.
In 2013, our community began to become a Blue Zones City to build a healthier Fort Worth. In addition, in 2014, voters approved a 292 million dollar bond package to improve the city’s infrastructure needs. The eight domains of an Age-friendly Community and the city’s efforts on Blue Zones Infrastructure complement one another. Our goal is to ensure that Fort Worth residents of all ages have the resources to be healthy, independent and integrated into community life.
As a participant in the Age-friendly Communities Network, it is the intent of the City of Fort Worth to:
- Provide mechanisms to enhance the active engagement of older adults
- Secure a city council resolution to work toward becoming age-friendly
- Establish a Plan of Action that responds to the needs identified by adults 50+ in the community
- Commit to measuring activities, review action plan outcomes and reporting them publicly