Committed To Becoming More Age-Friendly
St. Louis County United States of America
In St. Louis County, older adults (ages 45 and older) number nearly a half-million people, or half of the total population. There are 279,256 St. Louis County adults ages 45-64 and this age group is largely represented by Baby Boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964). In addition, our senior population is comprised of adults 65 and older. This group, which includes the earliest-born Boomers, totals 182,085.
Through demographic, economic and housing market analysis and considerable public policy research, County planners compiled a picture of a new St. Louis County: one seeking to attract a young, talented workforce; one struggling to create prosperity after the Great Recession; and one needing to support its aging population.
Through policy briefs and roundtable discussions, a four-pronged strategy emerged to support a thriving and aging community:
- Link seniors with health and social services and provide infrastructure and amenities that promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
- Provide adequate housing and neighborhood options for people whether they choose to live in their existing home or relocate within their community.
- Provide infrastructure that enhances mobility to support the independence of an aging population.
- Ensure the continued social, civic and economic engagement of an aging population.
For more St. Louis County Age-Friendly resources, visit: https://stlouisco.com/PropertyandRoads/CountywidePlanningPolicy/AgeFriendly/DownloadableResources