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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

This year’s 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 Citites as well as our progress as a pilot community for a Dementia Friendly America.


Michael E. Fox, Sr.

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


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  • 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.
  • Gil Penalosa, an advocate of building inclusive cities, in celebration of the launch of Generation 2 Generation, will be giving a talk 11/08 on the benefits of designing Age Friendly cities. Go over to our Facebook page to get the details and to sign up for this free event.
  • Join us, @880citiesorg, @spur_urbanist, and the City of San Jose, in an inspiring 3 day event as we discuss how to build a healthier, happier and more equitable San Jose for all people. The 3 day event starts next Tuesday, November 7th and runs through Thursday, November 9th. Go over to our Facebook page to learn more about this unique opportunity!
  • Our Age Friendly Silicon Valley Kick-Off Meeting was a success! We heard from all 15 cities in Santa Clara County and the steps that they are taking to make their cities more #agefriendly
  • Join us for our Age Friendly Net-Work Kick-Off meeting, Friday October 27th from 10-12pm at 333 W Julian St, SJ. Each of the 15 cities will show their Age Friendly projects and will work together to collaborate on a #scccounty wide plan of action!
  • Join us on Jan 25th, 2017 as we discuss the economic impact of an Age-Friendly City. 📆 Find tickets in our bio! .
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