The City of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department spearheaded the Age Friendly San Diego initiative to identify and promote improvements that could make Parks and Recreation more supportive, not only of older adult residents, but residents of all ages. To engage residents and community leaders in increasing livability, the City partnered with The San Diego Foundation, Live Well San Diego, AARP, and San Diego State University’s Social Policy Institute to better understand resident’s perceptions and needs.
SPI is the lead consultant for the planning and implementation of AARP’s initiative to build livable communities for all people of all ages in the cities of Chula Vista, La Mesa and San Diego. In San Diego we recently conducted a survey with over 2,500 quantitative responses (translated into 5 languages) and conducted listening sessions and focus groups to gather qualitative perspectives.
Access the progress report here: https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/age-friendly-progress-report-summer2020.pdf