About

Action Plan

The Age Friendly Seattle Action Plan for 2018–2021 was filed with the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities on July 26, 2017. The full plan is available here. An executive summary is available here.

Background

The City of Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in July 2016. Seattle was the 104th community in the U.S. to sign on to the network, which provides access to resources and information on age-friendly best practices, assessment and implementation models, and experiences of towns and cities around the world.

In March 2017, a series of age-friendly initiatives for the City of Seattle was announced to address environmental, economic, and social factors influencing the health and well-being of older adults, and introduced an Age Friendly Seattle Resolution 31739 that formalized the commitment of both Mayor and City Council to become a more age-friendly city under the criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The resolution passed unanimously on March 27 and was signed on March 31, 2017.

Age Friendly Seattle will make improvements in eight areas defined by the WHO-The 8 Domains of Livability that influence health and quality of life for older adults.

1. Outdoor Spaces and Buildings
2. Transportation
3. Housing
4. Social Participation
5. Respect and Social Inclusion
6. Civic Participation and Employment
7. Communication and Information
8. Community and Health Services

This initiative aims to help the region support the positive contributions of older adults and enable people of all ages and abilities to achieve their potential.

Materials

The following Age Friendly Seattle materials are available to download:

Logo

The Age Friendly Seattle logo was developed to identify the Age Friendly Seattle initiative, including age-friendly programs, services, activities, and events sponsored by City of Seattle departments. With permission granted in advance (see Logo Guidelines, below), the Age Friendly Seattle logo may be used by non-City entities. The original proportions, type, and colors of the logo must be maintained. The image may be resized, but do not stretch or condense the logo. Make the logo large enough and provide adequate space around it to ensure readability.

Logo Use Guidelines and Waiver of Liability for the Use of the Age Friendly Seattle Logo

To download a JPG (white background), right-click on the image at left. To download a PNG (transparent background), right-click on the image at right. Images are 1372x1372 px.

  Age Friendly Seattle JPG