We’re making Austin friendlier for people of all ages.
The Age-Friendly Austin program works across the City of Austin to improve the quality of life for older adults. This program is housed within the Planning and Evaluation unit of Austin Public Health and collaborates inter-departmentally with city staff, local aging service providers, and other community stakeholders to develop and support older adult programs and policies across eight domains of livability (1) Outdoor Spaces and Buildings, (2) Transportation, (3) Housing, (4) Social Participation, (5) Respect and Social Inclusion, (6) Civic Participation and Employment, (7) Communication and Information, and (8) Community Support and Health Services.
History and Progress
In September 2015, Austin’s Commission on Seniors partnered with AARP, AustinUP, and regional aging-related service organizations to develop what would formally be known as the Austin Age-Friendly Action Plan. This plan was adopted by Austin City Council on November 3, 2016, and serves as the foundation for the Age-Friendly Austin program, which seeks to enhance the quality of life for Austin's older adult population.
Today, the Age-friendly Austin Program is spearheaded by an Age-friendly Program Coordinator in collaboration with the Commission on Seniors, City departments, and other community stakeholders.