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Age-Friendly Silicon Valley (AFSV)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a template to help communities meet the challenge of transforming our streets, services, parks and playgrounds— and our attitudes and feelings— to accommodate the growing population of elderly people. For the first time ever, older people outnumber the young in the U.S.; by 2030, one in four Santa Clara County residents will be over the age of 60.

This county-wide effort is led by the Seniors’ Agenda of Santa Clara County, Department of Aging and Adult Services, to assist each of the 15 cities in Santa Clara County in achieving designation by the World Health Organization as an age-friendly city.

Santa Clara County Livability Survey

The Santa Clara County Department of Public Health has conducted an evidence-based county-wide survey of seniors’ needs to inform each of our cities of the opinions, needs and challenges of older adults.

Michael E. Fox, Sr.

Spearheading our effort with a generous donation that has funded the organization’s communications.

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Committed - Assessment Phase

Study and Planning Phase

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  • Shannon and Jane are retired seniors who have resided in Cupertino for almost all of their lives. Shannon (left) is passionate about history and, upon retiring, knew he wanted to give back to the community by volunteering for the Cupertino Historical Museum.#LiveLongandProsper #AgingisaTriumph#ThePeopleHaveAgedTheSystemHasNot #DesignACityToBeGoodForEverybody #mondaymotivation #modernmonday #motivationmonday#dreamsmallbiz #seniors #cupertino
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  • Christian is a San Jose State University student majoring in industrial art. Aside from school, Christian will also be working part time for the city's children health services. Christian hopes he will eventually have a good-paying job in the future, but he also loves working with children and believes it is important to give back to make an impact in the community. #LiveLongandProsper #AgingisaTriumph#ThePeopleHaveAgedTheSystemHasNot #DesignACityToBeGoodForEverybody #SJSU #SanJose #wednesdaywisdom #wellnesswednesday #community #denimday
  • When I met architectural photographer Marko Zecchin, he was in the middle of photographing a building on the San Jose State University campus. I, of course, did not hesitant to approach him.

Marko has spent some time living outside the US and noticed that senior citizens in the US tend to live more private lives than everywhere else in the world. To combat that, Marko would like to see more public spaces built for both the young and old to bring the community together. With the advancement of technology and rise of smartphones, people don't have to go any further than the comfort of their homes to find entertainment and socialize. 
If there was anything Marko learned about the history of San Jose from his dad, it was that transportation in San Jose was quicker back in the day. Amongst the subjects and questions I asked Marko about, he seemed to have stronger feelings about transportation in the city and would like to see it improve to benefit more of the older generation. He find riding a vehicle around town can be a drag because it can take nearly 10 minutes just to get from one block to another. Nevertheless, Marko sees San Jose as a city safe and suitable for senior citizens to live in. #LiveLongandProsper #AgingisaTriumph#ThePeopleHaveAgedTheSystemHasNot #DesignACityToBeGoodForEverybody #wellnesswednesday #health50 #wednesdaywisdom #photographer #sanjose