There are a number of different types of programs that Age-Friendly Communities have created. Select a program below to explore what these programs entail and what communities have successfully implemented them.

PROGRAMS

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation to medical appointments, errands, social gatherings, or to participate in community life is essential for people to thrive in the community.

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CHORES & UPKEEP

Programs that provide help with routine home maintenance and seasonal chores help older residents to live more comfortably and safely in their home.

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HOME REPAIR & MODIFICATION

Learn how some communities are meeting the need for basic home repair and home modification and how these volunteer programs operate around our region.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS

Creating health and wellness programs that support a wide range of interests and needs is challenging. This is what some communities are doing!

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OUTREACH & RESOURCE INFORMATION

Every community we visit tells us that increasing awareness of programs and services is a primary need. Find ideas you can implement in your community!

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ACCESSABILITY & WALKABILITY

Living in the community is much more fun and a lot more healthy when people have access to safe walkable streets, public buildings, and businesses.

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SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND/OR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Social, educational, and recreational opportunities are vital for older residents of the community to maintain (and improve!) their health and well-being.

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FAMILY CAREGIVING, SUPPORT & RESPITE

Caregiving often affects physical and emotional health and can be socially isolating. Learn how communities are working to become easier places to live for caregivers.

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FRAUD, ABUSE & EXPLOITATION

Elder mistreatment and financial fraud are growing problems in our region but they are difficult topics to address. Learn how some communities are raising awareness.

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FOOD, GARDENING & COOKING

Food security is a growing problem. Learn how communities are addressing food security and are bringing residents together to grow, prepare, serve, and share food.

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