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Age-Friendly DC Toolkit

One of the most exciting facets of the worldwide age-friendly city effort is the sharing among and learning from other jurisdictions. Age-Friendly DC has gathered our materials here and created a robust toolkit. We hope the DC materials are helpful as you develop your own.

Writing for 50+ year olds - Best Practices  - Click on the link below.

Communication with 50+ year olds - Two-page Fact Sheet

Community Consultations are all about eliciting information from community members of all kinds including residents, service providers, businesses, government agency staff, and other stakeholders. Numerous tools have been developed to be part of the community meetings.

  • Demographic surveys—We have sought demographic information from residents aged 50 and older. To capture from all residents, we have the form in seven languages: Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese
  • Community Consultations—There is a proven effective method of conducting the community consultations. The New York Academy of Medicine has created the materials DC is using including a protocol/guide, prompts and tips. The presentation used at the July 2013 training is also informative. The Invitations to community consultation events have been translated into five languages. Invitations are available in Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese

The Age-Friendly DC strategy and strategic plan process are articulated in several documents:

Several fora and symposiums for and about seniors have been held in the District since the May 2013 Senior Symposium. Materials related to these events is found here:

  • Outreach materials and invitations were produced in six languages: Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese
  • City officials produced effective and accessible volunteer recruitment and training materials