Creating an Age-Friendly Community Along the San Pablo Avenue Corridor
Older adult residents, businesses, nonprofits and local government working together to bring age-friendly improvements to the neighborhood
Age-Friendly Cities is a comprehensive effort to prepare cities around the world for the increasing older adult populations. We are applying global models here in Oakland by engaging older adults in the San Pablo Avenue Corridor as agents of change and leaders in the community. An age-friendly neighborhood is a healthy and vibrant neighborhood for all generations.
The goal is to engage older adults in the San Pablo Avenue Corridor as agents of change and leaders in the community, who we see as key actors in bringing age-friendly improvements to the neighborhood. Fundamental to this asset‐based approach is recognizing that an aging population is not a crisis but, in fact, a successful result of people living longer and more active lives. Older people are assets—they have years of wisdom and experience that can continue to enrich communities.
Age‐friendly communities are based on the idea that thriving communities not only support residents as they age, but also value and leverage the incredible resources older people can offer. An age-friendly neighborhood is a healthy and vibrant neighborhood for all generations.
EBALDC engages residential tenants in the San Pablo Hotel, California Hotel and Avalon Senior Housing, three properties owned and managed by EBALDC. All are either senior housing developments or home to many older adults. We have been engaging residents in activism and leadership training and supporting advocacy and activism that makes the neighborhood more age-friendly. Participants commonly express four major priorities to needs and challenges in the neighborhood: public safety, food access, transportation, and public space.
ARE YOU AN OLDER ADULT LIVING ON OR NEAR THE SAN PABLO AVENUE CORRIDOR? JOIN US!
What We're Doing
- Activism and leadership training
- Awarding mini-grants for projects
- Supporting advocacy and activism to make the community more age-friendly.
Healthy Neighborhoods Coordinator
Age-Friendly Communities Fund of the TIDES Foundation, with funding from Atlantic Philanthropies