Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Miami-Dade

Data suggests that if an individual reaches 65 years of age, it is likely this individual will live until 85. Miami-Dade County has the largest number of older adult residents in Florida (nearly half a million are age 60+), and that number is expected to double in the next 25 years. How well Miami-Dade responds to the aging phenomenon will depend on how well we prepare our communities to do so.

The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative is now launching its Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Miami-Dade. The overarching goal of this plan and for the Initiative is to Create a community for all ages, where older adults in Miami-Dade can stay active and healthy with dignity and enjoyment. This Action Plan was developed using a results-based accountability framework to guide the collaboration among the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative partner organizations, which include the AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade County, Health Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade and Urban Health Partnerships, in a step-by-step decision-making process towards reaching a Collective Impact.

As a leader and changemaker in your community, we encourage you to read through this plan and identify strategies that you would like to see realized in your own community; and take steps toward implementation. We hope you will join as we work toward making all of Miami-Dade County more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. Some of the ways you can take action at the municipal or organizational level include:

  • Visiting our Projects and Resources pages
  • Signing the pledge to take steps toward making your community more age-friendly, available on our website, if not done so already
  • Reaching out to us via email, phone, or through our website
  • Joining our Steering Committee, which works at the County level
  • Assigning a municipal staff person to focus on older-adult issues, or
  • Establishing an organizational or municipal task force to review the action plan, prioritize specific areas, and develop a process to move forward.

We hope you’ll review this Action Plan and help us meet the needs of this very important segment of our community.


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Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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