This plan is organized into four quadrant areas vital for a community in which people can age well.  Goals, strategies and key action steps are provided for those looking to organize and implement change.

A livable community provides a safety net that ensures that the basic needs for housing, safety, food, and access to essential services are met. Essential services that are affordable, appropriate and accessible contribute to a high quality of life, personal safety, and well-being.

In a vibrant, livable community, people engage in service, volunteer, maintain connections, and participate in social, civic, cultural, educational, and recreational activities. A vibrant, livable community values older adults and makes aging well a community priority.


A vibrant, age-friendly community promotes healthy behaviors and supports community activities that enhance well-being.  Access to affordable wellness services, including preventive care, mental health, and palliative care services, as well as appropriate fitness programs, is essential.

A vibrant, age-friendly community supports a person’s choice to live at home – safely and comfortably. Recognizing the important role unpaid “family” caregivers play. Communities also show foresight in planning and design of streets and neighborhoods and engage in land use policy that keeps the aging of the population in mind.

Questions? Comments? Contact the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging:

Phone: 303-441-3570        Email: