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Please join us at the new Age-Friendly DC page Age-Friendly DC.

On October 3, 2012, the District of Columbia joined other aspirant-jurisdictions on the journey to become an Age-Friendly City as part of WHO initiative.

Age-Friendly City Movement

The World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities is focused on helping cities create urban environments that allow seniors to remain active and healthy participants in society. Key areas age-friendly cities must address to meet WHO standards include access to public transportation, appropriate housing, community support and health services. A growin

Operating as usual

[07/31/17]   Over the last couple weeks, the Age-Friendly DC task forces has been busy looking into our 5-year progress. The city has, among others, added new green spaces, helped more individuals age in place, and increased access to technology for older adults. What positive changes have you seen in the DC community?

07/13/2017

Age-Friendly Businesses are popping up all around the city. Check out one near you!

07/06/2017

This weekend looks bright! Take advantage of the upcoming sun -- plan a fun physical activity to practice heart health!

07/05/2017

We had a ball yesterday at the Barracks Row annual parade! Members of DC's Ready, Willing & Working unleashed bins of candy, beads & balls to spectators all the way up 8th St.

06/29/2017

Getting out of the house can be challenging, but you can still interact with others in your community! Age-Friendly DC has teamed up with AARP, GW Center for Aging, Health and Humanities and So Others Might Eat to bring the conversation to you! Voices of Wisdom is a conversation group conducted by phone in your own home that allows you to talk to other DC residents about topics of interest to you, and areas you might be interested in exploring. You can learn more about Voices of Wisdom by calling 202-750-0986

06/28/2017

Here in DC, 71% of our older adults participate in social/cultural activities. Keeping active in the community by volunteering, touring museums and visiting your local recreation centers are great ways to get to know new people and engage with peers and younger people in the area. What do you do to stay active in the community?

06/24/2017

We're gearing up at the Housing Expo! Come on down before 3pm to the Convention Center for housing opportunities and vendor giveaways!

06/23/2017

Come on down to the Convention Center tomorrow for the 9th Annual DC Housing Expo and Home Show! The FREE Expo will feature dozens of workshops, over 150 exhibitors and will provide information about the logistics of and opportunities for living in the District.
We'll be there to talk about our Age-Friendly Initiative and senior housing options, including aging in place planning, available throughout the city. For more information: http://bit.ly/2tQ8YDf

06/23/2017

Presenting an outline of our WHO report at today’s Task Force meeting. Check out the latest meeting notes here: ow.ly/a5od30cPjb9

06/22/2017

Age-Friendly DC Task Force | agefriendly

Today the Age-Friendly DC Task Force will meet to evaluate progress made in implementing the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. Interested in tracking our progress? Check out our meeting notes here:

agefriendly.dc.gov at the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room G-9. The meeting notes from previous Task Force meetings are posted below.

06/21/2017

We had a great time chatting with all of the enthusiastic seniors who attended the Community Health and Wellness Fair at the University of DC today!

06/16/2017

Age-Friendly DC's cover photo

06/15/2017

Homepage - Information Now

As internet use becomes more and more prevalent in our daily lives, we must ensure that information is accessible to everyone. 67% of adults older than 65 use the internet according to Pew Research Center. Cities like Newcastle Upon Tyne, England are doing incredible work in making information available to aging adults. Newcastle has created a website called InformationNOW with answers to all questions older citizens could have on topics such as housing, getting online, and health services. The website is user-friendly, using large, readable font and including pictures. InformationNOW serves as an example for all age-friendly cities to look to in providing information for their older citizens.

https://www.informationnow.org.uk/

informationnow.org.uk Find information, advice and local services for older people in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Helping you to stay informed, make choices and plan ahead.

06/14/2017

Learning to harness the technology at our fingertips is essential in today’s ever more connected world. According to the Pew Research Center, 49% of the world’s population has Internet access. Even in the public domain, health monitors, safety alerts, and transportation feature interactive technologies that create avenues for communication with those near and far.

In our District, the number of people online is growing. More than 75% of our community has Internet access at home, while 30% rely on public libraries and other community spaces to stay connected. Connect.DC, the District’s Digital Inclusion Initiative, has supported digital job training and offered affordable broadband and equipment for low-income residents. About 40% of residents own personal tech devices such as a tablet or smartphone. Many public, private, and non-profit organizations, including DC Public Libraries, work together to ensure people of all ages can access relevant information about their devices in a safe and efficient manner. In a survey of over 800 D.C. residents age 60+, we found that the majority uses the Internet to check email and conduct informational searches. How do you stay connected?

Here, Edgardo leads a tech help series, SpotOn Grownups, @ Tenley-Friendship Library. He will hold a Spanish session tomorrow at 2 pm.

[06/09/17]   Retweeted Deborah Royster (@deborah_royster):

How can DC be a more age-friendly city? Join senior service providers for an @agefriendlyDC listening conversation: https://t.co/smqzmBecXb https://t.co/lqPDrEhwAT

[06/08/17]   Retweeted NADTC (@NADTCmobility):

Not your father's Oldsmobile: Awareness, research lead to understanding how #OlderAdults are #driving safer longer. https://t.co/caHJxx1MEM https://t.co/3AaUMmy5Ia

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2017 June Housing Bloom | dhcd

Retweeted DC DHCD (@DCDHCD):

Celebrate #affordablehousing and #communitydevelopment with us for #JuneHousingBloom! Check out https://t.co/SEYQGF9f3T for updates https://t.co/y2Hbq0lz8N

dhcd.dc.gov/page/2017-june… The DC Department of Housing and Community Development and other housing agencies are planning a host of events in celebration of June Housing Bloom,” Mayor Muriel Bowser’s annual month-long initiative that showcases how the public and private sectors are partnering to both produce and preserve affo...

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Age-Friendly DC (@AgeFriendlyDC) posted a photo on Twitter

Meet Jena, a rising senior and Psychology major from the College of Wooster. She's ready to explore DC and its Age-Friendly initiatives! https://t.co/D8Saq3H9zf

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[06/07/17]   Retweeted DC Public Library (@dcpl):

Did you know? Participants in the DC Library for the Blind can get free access to audio for 400+ newspapers and 50+ magazines over the phone

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Age-Friendly DC (@AgeFriendlyDC) posted a photo on Twitter

Meet our first intern, Sarah! She's a rising junior at Davidson College, majoring in French and Political Science and is excited to be here! https://t.co/moozljad4h

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[06/07/17]   Retweeted DC Public Library (@dcpl):

Did you know? Participants in the DC Library for the Blind can get free access to audio for 400+ newspapers and 50+ magazines over the phone

[06/07/17]   Age-Friendly DC welcomes four interns this summer. We'll introduce them over the next couple days, so be on the lookout!

nextdoor.com 04/12/2017

Age-Friendly Dc Community Consultation

nextdoor.com Let your voice be heard! Tell us what needs to be addressed and prioritized to make DC a more livable city for all ages. Join friends and neighbors at a Community Consultation to talk in small groups about policies and priorities for the next Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. Volunteer facilitators wi...

[04/12/17]   Age-Friendly Community Consultation on 4/12 at Francis A. Gregory has been rescheduled for 4/25 at 10am @Ward8Outreach @[email protected]

brook.gs/2mNwAp3 04/11/2017

Beyond millennials: Valuing older adults’ participation in innovation districts | Brookings Institution

Beyond millennials: Valuing older adults’ participation in innovation districts https://t.co/xxvmYBxTB7 via @BrookingsInst @DCAgingNews

brook.gs/2mNwAp3 Throughout the world, the spatial geography of innovation is shifting. Driven by market trends and the preferences of both firms and workers, new, distinctly urban concentrations of research-orient…

nextdoor.com 04/11/2017

Age-Friendly Dc Community Consultation

Next Community Consultation, tomorrow 4/12 at 1230pm at Francis A. Gregory Neighborhood Library, 3660 Alabama Ave SE.

nextdoor.com Let your voice be heard! Tell us what needs to be addressed and prioritized to make DC a more livable city for all ages. Join friends and neighbors in facilitated discussions to inform the next Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. You can learn more about Age-Friendly DC at https://agefriendly.dc.gov/.

nextdoor.com 04/11/2017

Age-Friendly Dc Community Consultation

Community Consultation taking place this afternoon at Northwest One Neighborhood Library, 155 L St NW 1-3pm.

nextdoor.com Let your voice be heard! Tell us what needs to be addressed and prioritized to make DC a more livable city for all ages. Join friends and neighbors in facilitated discussions to inform the next Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. You can learn more about Age-Friendly DC at https://agefriendly.dc.gov/.

[04/10/17]   Join us this afternoon at Woodridge library, 1230 for a conversation about how to make DC a more livable city for all ages! @ServeDC @dcpl

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How Can I Be Involved? Making Decisions with Your Doctor

What questions should you ask your health team when considering treatment options? https://t.co/vQfd4Es6fz @NIAGo4Life#NIHAging @DCAgingNews

bit.ly/2o2atyG Work with your doctor to make important decisions about your health. Discuss different treatment options and learn how to prevent disease.

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Thanks @NADTCmobility #safewalking #pedestriansafety @DCVisionZero https://t.co/4Un3aSv4qa

twitter.com/NADTCmobility/… “@AgeFriendlyDC we welcome you to join the #safewalking conversation on April 12! https://t.co/tTyW5Xmyn2”

[04/04/17]   Thanks @NADTCmobility #safewalking #pedestriansafety @DCVisionZero https//twitter.com/NADTCmobility/status/849312661976350721

[04/04/17]   Retweeted Shannon Redd, Esq. (@ShannonReddEsq):

Thank you @howardlawschool students for completing the @AgeFriendlyDC volunteer training! We are excited to work w/ you in the community! https://t.co/4yNREw9s6z

[04/04/17]   Join us tmrw 4/5 at Anacostia library 1230 and bring your neighbors! Share your thoughts on #agefriendly priorities for our next plan. @dcpl

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Age-Friendly DC (@AgeFriendlyDC) posted a photo on Twitter

Want to help teenage girls in DC through mentorship? Live event 4/5 2-3pm: https://t.co/vz7fZ3P9sC @ServeDC #mentoringmatters https://t.co/JiyJmx16VC

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