Communities for All Ages

A community for all ages seeks to meet the needs and interests of the very old, the very young and everyone in between. KC Communities for All Ages is an age-friendly initiative that helps increase awareness in local jurisdictions of the impact of a growing older population. The program offers tools to help meet the needs of older adults in ways that benefit residents of all ages.

KC Communities for All Ages provides workshops, resources and information to make our region more age-friendly. They also offer a structured recognition program to help local jurisdictions shape policies, practices and infrastructure keeping all ages in mind, to ensure that older adults are understood, valued and involved in creating a high quality of life in their communities.

Grain Valley representatives accepting silver award from Communities for All Ages

Initiatives

KC Communities for All Ages uses a variety of strategies to do their work including a recognition program that offers tools to help cities and counties become more aware of their role in supporting their older residents.

Caregiver providing lunch for older adult

Issues

Today’s older adults face many challenges: inadequate savings and delayed retirement, multiple chronic health conditions, lack of caregivers, limited transportation options, inappropriate housing stock in which to age in place and more. Communities for All Ages works to address these issues in a variety of ways.