The Elements of Age and Ability Friendly Communities

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm EDT
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Part one of a two-part webinar series on the elements of age and ability friendly communities and how philanthropy can support those communities.
On average, one U.S. citizen will turn 65 every 7-8 seconds for the next 18 years. Is your community ready?
The Communities for a Lifetime movement is quickly gaining momentum. This movement reinforces the idea that the principles which make a community good to grow old in are the same principles that make a community livable for people of all ages and abilities. These principles include: access to affordable and safe housing options for all stages of life; access to high quality transportation options; the ability to feel safe and secure in one’s environment; and proximity to basic services, shopping, health care, recreational and cultural activities.



  • The four domains of an age and ability friendly community
  • The roles and objectives of stakeholders involved in community development
  • Insights into the various stages a local community must go through as it seeks to advance Communities for a Lifetime work
  • Specific examples of how funders can support Communities for a Lifetime
  • Through discussion with peers on supporting age and ability friendly communities
A Philanthropy New York Collaborative Program, co-presented by the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance.
This program is "Mostly Open."

Designed for

All interested Philanthropy New York Members.