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Age-Friendly DC Task Force Recommendations

Background on Task Force Recommendations

In September 2013, former Mayor Gray established the Age-Friendly DC Task Force comprised of 24 members from inside and outside government. The Task Force was charged with developing city-wide recommendations for improvements and enhancements to transform the District of Columbia into an age-friendly city and recommend methods to chart the District’s progress.
In order to draft its recommendations, the Task Force was provided with a report of findings from community feedback gathered in 2012 and 2013. Task Force committees were formed for each of the 10 age-friendlly domains. These committees invited additional public, private, and community representatives to weigh in on their domain-specific recommendations and met regularly through the spring and summer of 2014. In October 2014, the Task Force submitted its final recommendations to the Mayor which you can read below. These recommendation were used by Age-Friendly DC staff to inform the final strategies of the Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan.

Next Steps

The Task Force will continue to meet quarterly to track and monitor progress as DC works to implement its Age-Friendly DC Strategic Plan. In December 2017, DC's transformation will be evaluated by residents and the World Health Organization will decide whether to designate DC an age-friendly city. 

If you have questions or comments about the Task Force or its recommendations, you can always contact Age-Friendly DC staff at (202) 727-7973 or