The Age-Friendly Framework

The World Health Organization and AARP’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities fosters the exchange of experiences and initiatives as cities strive to better meet the needs of their older residents. The Age-Friendly Cities Initiative provides guidance for assessing local conditions and identifying areas for change. The Initiative uses a framework with eight domains which identify social and environmental factors that influence how well we age and how long we live. These domains align closely with the social determinants of health as defined in Healthy People 2020.


Based on the information gleaned from the local needs assessment, the domains in this report include:


Create a culture and community

that is inclusive, equitable, and

accessible for people of all ages.

The Goal of Age-Friendly Berkeley