Building 'Age-Friendly' Cities for the Elderly

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 (Jenee Darden/KQED News)

An effort is underway to make the Bay Area more "age friendly," by enhancing cities with infrastructure and services that better enable the elderly to remain active participants in their communities. Ten of the fifteen cities in Santa Clara County are now designated as “age friendly” by the World Health Organization, with the rest following suit in November. We’ll discuss “age friendly” options with James Goodwin, an expert on aging and a leader in the movement. And we’ll hear about what Santa Clara plans to do for its older population - from pop-up social spaces for seniors to a pilot volunteer driver program for seniors without access to transportation.


  • James Goodwin, head of research, Age UK
  • Diana Miller, seniors agenda project manager, Santa Clara County Department of Aging and Adult Services