Welcome to Age-Friendly Florida


Herald Tribune
by Katie Black
May 12, 2019

Florida joined the global age-friendly network last month. The designation is particularly relevant to Florida, whose residents are getting older: One out of five are 65 or older; nearly 2 million are 75-plus; centenarians represent the state’s fastest growing demographic subgroup.

How is Age-Friendly Florida poised to better meet the needs and preferences of our aging citizens and promote their well-being?

The age-friendly model aims to enhance active aging and optimize full participation in community life for all Floridians. This requires adopting an “age lens” in all programs, policies and services and recognizing the diversity created by longevity.

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