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Age-Friendly Community Features: Domains of Livability

Posted on June 07, 2017 | by Kathy Black
Age-Friendly Community Features: Domains of Livability

Age-Friendly Community Features:

Domains of Livability

Age-Friendly Sarasota focuses efforts on the following eight Domains of Livability that were determined by the World Health Organization to impact the quality of life among people aging in the community:

Domain

Description

Civic Participation & Employment

Options for paid work, entrepreneurship, post-retirement training, volunteering, valued opportunities, and the chance for residents of all ages to engage in the creation of policies relevant to their lives.

Communication & Information

Access to information about community activities and needed services via multiple formats, adapted for variable vision and hearing abilities, access to computers, the internet, and automated information.

Community Supports & Health Services

Access to a range of affordable housing options, home modification programs, home maintenance services, and alternative living options to age in place.  

Housing

Access to a range of affordable housing options, home modification programs, home maintenance services, and alternative living options to age in place.

Outdoor Spaces & Buildings

Availability of safe and accessible facilities for recreation, shopping and services, walkways, parking areas, public restrooms and public parks.

Respect & Social Inclusion

Access to an environment that encourages reverent treatment and interactions, intergenerational activities, and involvement by residents of all ages, abilities, and incomes.

Social Participation

Affordable and accessible opportunities across a range of social activities with peers and younger people, countering isolation.

Transportation

Availability of safe and affordable transportation to needed services and desired activities, specialized services, pedestrian and cycling, roadway design, signage, and travel after transitioning from driving.


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