Age-Friendly Communities make a commitment to actively work together toward being a great place to live for people of all ages by engaging citizens, professionals, and government in finding creative, workable solutions to community needs. The Broome Age-Friendly Project was initiated in 2018 to support planning activities with the goal of making Broome County a great place to live for people of all ages. For more information please review the Broome Age-Friendly Project Brochure.
To learn about the most pressing needs older adults face in our community a needs assessment was completed in 2019. Results of the 2019 Community survey of older adults can be found here: Age-Friendly Community Survey Data Report (2019). Following the needs assessment several workgroups met to work on defining areas of need and to work toward creating an Age-Friendly Action Plan. The Broome County Age-Friendly Action Plan was submitted to AARP and Broome County was certified by AARP as an age-friendly community in 2019. You can review the Broome County Age Friendly Action Plan here: 2020- 2023 Age-Friendly Action Plan. A status update showing progress toward goals and objectives defined in the 2020-2023 Age Friendly Action Plan is available here.
In 2023 we moved forward with planning for a new Action Plan to cover the period of 2023-2026. A survey was completed and results of the survey are available for review here.
You can review these additional sources of information to learn more about Age-Friendly Communities and Age-Friendly practices and tips:
- Age-Friendly Communication Fact Sheet
- World Health Organization
- 8 Domains of Livability
- Where We Live: Communities For All Ages
- Aging with Grace: The Next Big Challenge for Urbanists
To learn more about the aging demographics for Broome County Municipalities please click on the links listed below.
On behalf of Broome County and the Broome County Office for Aging, we would like to thank our community and government partners for their support and participation in the Broome Age-Friendly Project. To see the full list of supporting community and government partners please click here.