Older adults get new county website dedicated to their needs

Alameda County has launched a new website that provides information for older adults.

The new site agefriendly.acgov.org was developed with the help of the Alameda County Council for Age Friendly Communities, a group that aims to enhance the well-being of older adults in the county. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors asked for the site to be developed and it was created by Alameda County’s Social Services Agency and its Health Care Services Agency.

“Connecting seniors with the services they may need is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 emergency,” Lori Cox, director of the Social Services Agency, said in a statement. “What this site also does is connect seniors with information and opportunities to take action and contribute their talents, which benefits the whole community,” she said.

Industry standard accessibility guidelines were followed in developing the site, county officials said. The site offers a central portal with resources for older adults and people caring for them.

It also offers information on age-friendly efforts, the council, services offered by cities, and updated information from the World Health Organization/AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and the Area Agency on Aging. Data, reports and guides as well as volunteer opportunities can also be found on the site.

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