Solana Beach partnership assesses community quality for older residents


Downtown Solana Beach is pictured at sunset on April 3, 2020, looking west from Coast Highway 101. (Photo by Marcel Fuentes, iStock Getty Images)

News Release

The city of Solana Beach is partnering with AARP California, The San Diego Foundation and San Diego State University’s Social Policy Institute to engage and mobilize community organizations and residents in support of joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities to ensure that communities are safe, livable, and better support people of all ages.

City Notes logo.Solana Beach’s goal is to improve the quality of life for every resident as demographics change. The population of the Unites States is rapidly aging, and by 2030, 1 of every 5 people in the U.S. will be 65 or older. And, by 2035, the number of adults older than 65 will be greater than the number of children under 18.

The Age-Friendly Solana Beach partnership’s goal is to guide communities through the age-friendly network’s assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes.

People of all ages can benefit from the adoption of policies and programs such as making neighborhoods walkable, feature transportation options, enable access to key services, provide opportunities to participate in community activities, and to support housing that is affordable and adaptable.

Age-Friendly Solana Beach continues to focus on equity and aims to eliminate disparities to fairly serve all residents, especially older adults.

To assist in this effort, the city of Solana Beach will look at the results of a recent survey of city residents ages 50 and over.

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