An age-friendly location is a place that enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities. It is a place that treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy to stay connected to those around you and those you love. It is a place that helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages. And it is a place that helps those who can no longer look after themselves to live with dignity and enjoyment.
Today, many barriers persist in Santa Clara County. Some of these are physical, for example, poorly designed buildings or lack of transportation that prevents older people accessing the places they want to visit. But many barriers result simply from the way we think about aging and the way we view and treat older people. Through out the cities and county of Santa Clara, there are many people and agencies working to remove those barriers.
We established the Age-Friendly Santa Clara website as a place to gather information and documents related to the multiple activities of those efforts.