Age-friendly communities can help build resilience when it comes to stay-at-home orders

Age-friendly community is defined as having policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to “age actively” – that is, to live in security, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in society.

Public and commercial settings and services are made accessible to accommodate varying levels of ability. Age-friendly service providers, public officials, community leaders, faith leaders and business people:

  • recognize the great diversity among older persons,
  • promote their inclusion and contribution in all areas of community life,
  • respect their decisions and lifestyle choices, and
  • anticipate and respond flexibly to aging-related needs and preferences

Buncombe County, NC - Age Friendly

Buncombe County is listed as an 'Age-friendly community' with AARP.

Learn more at their telephone town hall events in the article linked below.