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Awareness is the first step to make our community inclusive for people of all ages. We encourage you to stay connected with the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative by signing up to the mailing list, and by connecting and engaging on the AFI social media accounts.

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We want your input! Now through July 31, 2024, share your thoughts on the age-friendliness of Miami-Dade to help inform or leaders and update our action plan for a more age-friendly Miami-Dade. Then check out the various ways to get involved below and help us make all Miami-Dade communities more livable for people of all ages.

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Become more age-friendly!

Did you know? There are small steps you can take to make your community more age-friendly.
Here’s how to become a more age-friendly:


  • Think about how you can better include, respect and work with older adults at and through your work.
  • Make small changes to the physical facility where you work, your printed materials, or the products or services you offer to better attract and serve older adults.
  • Ask older adults you work with to share their experiences and knowledge so you and others can benefit from it.


  • Volunteer your time and donate your money to causes that benefit older adults.
  • Find opportunities to help by looking in your neighborhood – join official programs that cater to the elderly in your community


Whenever you can, allow them to offer their knowledge and skills to you.
Let them know you are available to help with:

  • Household tasks,
  • Picking up an item during shopping,
  • Troubleshooting electronic devices.

Or in emergencies,
If you see an older person standing on line—at pharmacies, banks, grocery stores, the post office or outside a restroom—let them go in front of you or offer to hold their place and let them sit down.

Older adults often have trouble reaching items on high or low shelves and lugging purchases or laundry upstairs. If you see an older person struggling, offer to help.


Join our Age-Friendly Advisory Committee and help provide input and be involved in the planning and work the initiative is doing.


  • Learn about what “age-friendly” means and what strategies can help make communities more livable.
  • Think about the religious and civic organizations you belong to (or others you may want to join) can better include older adults and consider their needs.
  • Advocate for the needs of older adults at community meetings and make sure that there are older adults equally at the table.


  • When driving your car or riding your bike or scooter, follow traffic laws and do not ride on the sidewalk
  • Be patient as many older adults cannot keep the pace of traffic signals, and some are further challenged by vision impairments.
  • Pedestrians can help others cross the street, report potholes and drainage problems to 311 and keep sidewalks clear by sweeping or picking up litter.

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Acknowledgement: Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative acknowledges and thanks Age-Friendly NYC for their generous consultation, and use of language for this Website, particularly the Get Involved section.

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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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