Advancing Livable Communities for All Generations

CAFE, a project of the Los Altos Community Foundation, is advancing our understanding of Age-Friendly cities and communities. CAFE intends to drive transformational change in creating healthy, active, sustainable, and engaged intergenerational communities.

Silicon Valley World Health Organization’s (WHO) Age-Friendly Communities Initiative and Innovations

CAFÉ Advancing WHO Age-Friendly Cities
World Health OrganizationThe Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ) is the technical assistant partner joining a coalition of aging services professionals, elected officials and community leaders to assist all cities within the County, and Santa Clara County itself in embarking on an exciting initiative to become age-friendly and join the WHO network.

Los Altos and Los Altos Hill are the first cities in California to become age-friendly. The two-year initiative will continue and expand the mission, bringing best practices of senior-led task forces to collaborate toward the objectives of community organizing, assessment of needs through focus groups, and evidence-based project development resulting in 13 individualized applications to WHO in Geneva to join the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Network.

CAFÉ is working with a CORE team of Santa Clara County senior staff, The Los Altos Community Foundation, County elected political leaders, PRx Digital, a generous gift by Mr. Michael Fox, and colleagues at San Jose State and San Francisco State Universities. CAFÉ is delighted to lead and participate in this exciting project.

Photos of our Silicon Valley cities

Dementia Friendly America Initiative (DFA)

Center for Age Friendly Excellence (CAFÉ) has been asked by Santa Clara County to assess all cities in Santa Clara County for dementia friendliness.  CAFÉ’s qualitative analysis will be a resource for the County in its program as a pilot community for Dementia Friendly America www.dfamerica.org
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The Dementia Friendly America: Tools and Resources

The Dementia Friendly America tools and resources help communities work toward dementia friendliness.
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Climate Change and Aging

Climate Change and Aging