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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.

Seniors’ Agenda: 2017 Annual Report

The 2017  annual report will show how we met our goal of becoming the first county in the U.S. to have all of its cities designated age-friendly by the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-friendly Cities as well as our progress as a pilot community for a Dementia Friendly America.



Percentage of Seniors Ages 60 and over in Santa Clara County by zip code

Please view this easy to use map to see the percentage of seniors over the age of 60 in Santa Clara County by zip code. These figures were calculated between the years of 2012-2016.

Michael E. Fox, Sr.

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


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  • Today's the day! Join us for the free panel discussion tonight at 6:30 at @thetechmuseum !
  • Another great @atlasofcaregiving CareMapping workshop At the Campbell Library last Thursday. Join us for our next Silicon Valley Reads CareMapping workshop this Friday at the Saratoga Library.
  • Our first #siliconvalleyreads2018 event is one week from today at the Alum Rock Library! Join @atlasofcaregiving for this 2-hour interactive workshop where you will learn how to draw your own CareMap!
  • The past 2 days here at @agefriendlysv have been very exciting! Yesterday, we had our Senior's Agenda Network Summit and today we had our quarterly Age Friendly SV Cities Collaborative meeting where we heard about the Age-Friendly efforts each #scc city is taking. We would like to thank our special guest, Executive Director of @gensunited, Donna Butts, for your insightful talks on how to make our programs more intergenerational!
  • We are proud to announce that we will be sponsoring a series of event at this year's #siliconvalleyreads. These events include CareMapping workshops designed by the @atlasofcaregiving and a panel discussion in March at  @thetechmuseum. Click the link in our bio to read our latest blog post on the events!
  • Happy New Year! Have you written down your new year's goals and resolutions yet? Here are some of ours:
-Get out to walk more 👟
-Take a cooking class🍝
-Read at least 10 books 📚
  • Read our latest blog post, by former @happyholloweducation executive director, @heatherlerner . Heather talks about the idea that became a reality, Senior Safari Walkabout: a fun event held at Happy Hollow just for those 50 and up! 🦊🐻🦁Click this link in our bio to read the post!
  • We are here at #generation2generation San Jose, listening to Gil Penolosa, an aging advocate, give ideas on how to make our cities more #agefriendly
  • Learn to recognize loneliness in others at this free workshop from 10-12 p.m. on 11/09 at the Santa Clara County Social Services Auditorium. Head over to our Facebook to make your reservation for this special event.