Age Friendly Cities

CAFE Advancing WHO Age-Friendly Cities
World Health OrganizationThe Center for Age-Friendly Excellence (CAFE) is the technical assistance 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.

CAFE 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. CAFE is delighted to lead and participate in this exciting project.

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