Age-Friendly Delaware County is a local initiative aimed at creating a community in which residents of all ages can lead happy, healthy lives. The Age-Friendly Delaware County process is based on a framework provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is part of a national network facilitated by AARP. Each Age-Friendly community must focus on WHO’s 8 Domains of an Age-Friendly Community. These 8 domains guide the steps of the Age-Friendly Process and help determine which partners should be engaged in the planning and facilitation of the assessment and strategic plan.
Age-Friendly Communities must also follow a five-year process in which year two focuses on a strategic assessment to gather data on the health, well-being, interests, and resources related to the 8 domains of an age-friendly community. DGHD led the assessment portion of the project and results, methodology, and assessment tool can be found below.