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Age-Friendly Carlsbad

Age-Friendly Carlsbad is a project through the American Association of Retired Persons’ Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. With support from the San Diego Foundation Age-Friendly Communities Program, the goal of Age-Friendly Carlsbad is to develop the city's first Age-Friendly Action Plan. The action plan will use community participation and feedback to create goals for the implementation of policies and programs that enhance the quality of life in the community for people of all ages and abilities.

By 2035, the United States will — for the first time ever — be a country comprised of more older adults than of children. The U.S. Census Bureau projects there will be 78 million people age 65 and over compared to 76.4 million under the age of 18. We want Carlsbad to be ready.

Over the next year we will be collecting data and learning from the community about ways to increase the livability of Carlsbad across the age spectrum. AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:

ENGAGE - We Want to Hear from You

Thank you to everyone who participated in the project survey! We would like to share some of the key findings from the project’s Community survey, which was conducted in September 2020.

Full Survey Results

Share Your Ideas About Livability in Carlsbad

Help make Carlsbad a more livable community for all. We invite you to provide your input about livability in Carlsbad. After the completion of the project survey in September 2020, we learned a great deal about age-friendly gaps and opportunities. However, we want to learn more. Visit the Ideas Wall and the Mapping Tool below to provide your input by December 18, 2020.

Thank you for taking the time to participate and providing valuable feedback! Your input will be used to create Carlsbad's first Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Watch the video for how to use this tool

Watch the video for how to use this tool

Thank you for taking the time to participate and providing valuable feedback! Be sure to visit TOOL 1: IDEAS WALL and TOOL 2: MAP. Your input will be used to create Carlsbad’s first Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Register for the Age-Friendly Carlsbad Workshop

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2-3 p.m.
What is the Age-Friendly Carlsbad Action Plan, and what happens now that the survey is done? Join us to review survey data from 635 Carlsbad residents and learn about the next steps to build and develop the final action plan. The workshop invites community input with training on how to use the interactive online “Social Pinpoint Tool” which will engage resident participation as the city continues to collect and analyze priorities and preferences for the plan. With community insight, the goal of the action plan is to implement policies and programs to provide a livable community that fosters economic growth and enhances the quality of life for Carlsbad residents of all ages and abilities. Please share your voice with us! Register here 

Age-Friendly Resources

If you are interested in learning how you can participate in Carlsbad’s Age-Friendly efforts, please contact Joe Stewart.

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