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Initiatives

Aging & Independence Services leads several regional initiatives, working closely with community partners, professionals and volunteers that include families and caregivers.

Aging Roadmap

A regional framework that guides efforts to meet the needs of older adults, including providing care and support, affordable housing, accessible transportation, and opportunities to work and volunteer. Together we can create communities that allow people of all ages to be safe, healthy, and thrive.

The Aging Roadmap identifies specific goals and steps in ten priority areas:

  • Health and Community Support
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Transportation
  • Dementia-Friendly
  • Caregiver Support
  • Safety
  • Preparedness and Response
  • The Silver Economy
  • Medical and Social Services

Learn more at www.livewellsd.org/AgingRoadmap.

 


The Alzheimer's Project

A countywide effort to address the growing impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia on families, caregivers, health care providers and others. Among those participating are San Diego's world-class scientists, healthcare providers, public universities and caregiver organizations.

About 100,000 San Diegans 55 and older have some form of dementia, an estimate that is expected to rise nearly 17 percent by 2030. While Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation, it is the third leading cause in San Diego County.

Thanks to the initiative, front-line doctors today have access to more diagnostic tools, local scientists are mining new avenues of research, and more programs and services are in place to improve the care and safety of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Learn more at www.SDAlzheimersProject.org.

 


Healthy Brain Initiative

A $750,000 state-funded grant program awarded to the County in July 2020 that is making possible a series of measures, including the translation of booklets, fliers and other resources about brain health into additional languages to reach more San Diego County residents. For example, the region's Caregiver Handbook, which includes resources related to dementia, will be translated into Arabic, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

It is also helping advance the work of The Alzheimer's Project. More about the state-wide grant program here.

 


Age Well San Diego

Age Well San Diego is the County of San Diego's initiative to make our communities better places for people of all ages to live healthy, safe and thriving lives. Through Age Well, the County joins forces with The San Diego Foundation, AARP®, the World Health Organization and numerous community partners and residents to work toward making our communities more age-friendly.

The Age Well Action Plan includes goals in the areas of Health & Community Support, Housing, Social Participation, Transportation and Dementia-Friendly Environments. Age Well aligns with the broader goals of Live Well San Diego, a regional vision for healthy, safe and thriving communities. Learn more here.