Data Collection



Survey tool: The AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey was used with a few minor adjustments.

Circulation: The survey was available between March 1st and April 10

  • A link to the online version of the survey was posted on NextDoor and sent as an email blast through the following organizations:

    • The Mayor and City Council Member’s websites

    • A City website news announcement

    • Ashby Village

    • University of California Retirement Center Newsletter

    • AARP mailing to local members

    • Member organizations of the Senior Services Coalition of Alameda County

  • A press release announcing the survey was sent out by the local paper, Berkeleyside

  • Hard copies were made available at organizations:

    • All 5 Berkeley Public Library Locations

    • 2 Resources for Community Development senior housing locations

    • 6 Satellite Affordable Housing Associate senior housing locations

    • Both Senior Centers

    • J-Sei

    • Ashby Village

    • Meals on Wheels

    • LifeLong Medical Care Over 60 Health Center

    • Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Results: 1402 residents responded. Analysis provided by Nancy Frank & Associates, Piedmont, CA

Supplemental local reports



18 city staff members in 9 City of Berkeley departments were interviewed between April-May 2018 and asked how the Age Friendly framework fit their department’s current work.

Additional Meetings

Focus Groups, a Public Forum, City Council Presentation, and meetings with the City of Berkeley Commission on Aging:

  • City Council Presentation and Workshop: July 17, 2018

  • Additional Focus Groups: September 22, 2018, October 24, 2018

  • Public Forum co-hosted with the Commission on Aging: October 27, 2018

  • Several meetings with the Commission on Aging throughout project