World Health Organization, Global Age-Friendly Cities: A Guide, 2007
"An age-friendly city encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities for health, participation, and security in order to enhance the quality of life as people age. In practical terms, an age-friendly city adapts its structures and services to be accessible to and inclusive of older people with varying needs and capacities."
Creating an accessible and inclusive city for people of all ages and abilities
About Age-Friendly Lousiville
On October 10, 2016, the City of Louisville became the 120th member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, an institutional affiliate of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities & Communities®.
Age-Friendly Louisville is committed to making Louisville a place where people of all ages can be engaged and active members of the community. We, along with the other Age-Friendly Cities across the world, are charged with developing a customized action plan that will drive the implementation of age-friendly practices across the eight age-friendly domains.
Age-Friendly Louisville is led in partnership by Louisville Metro Government, AARP Kentucky, KIPDA, and the UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging. Learn more about our partners here.
The eight age-friendly domains were developed by the World Health Organization and seek to encompass all the aspects that are needed for people to thrive in their communities throughout their lives.
In our initial phases, Age-Friendly Louisville worked closely with Metro Government on infusing age-friendly perspectives into the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. During this time, we established our leadership and created an advisory group.
We are now into our second phase of developing our action plan that must be submitted to the World Health Organization in fall of 2018. For this first report, we decided to focus on the following four domains:
The following domains were identified as critical to the life-long well-being of our community based on a survey of our members and the KIPDA needs assessment. Click here to learn more and attend a Domain Workshop.