Age-Friendly Outreach Activities

 If you have any questions or comments,
please email
age-friendly@stlouisco.com or call (314) 615-2520.

Action Plan Strategy Workshops

St. Louis County is hosting the next round of strategy workshops for its
Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan

  Health & Wellbeing
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | 9:30-11:30am
John C. Murphy Health Center
6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley, MO 63134
Health & Wellbeing Workshop Presentation (PDF)
Health & Wellbeing Worksheets (PDF) (Word Doc)
Worksheet Instructions (PDF) (Word Doc)

  Attractive & Safe Neighborhoods
Friday, February 20, 2015 | 9:30-11:30am
The Heights
8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Attractive & Safe Neighborhoods Workshop Presentation (PDF)
Attractive & Safe Neighborhoods Worksheets (PDF)
Worksheet Instructions (PDF) (Word Doc)

  Social & Civic Engagement
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 9:30-11:30am
Kopolow Building, Jewish Federation of St. Louis
#12 Millstone Campus Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146
Social & Civic Engagement Workshop Presentation (PDF)
Social & Civic Engagement Worksheets (PDF)
Worksheet Instructions (PDF) (Word Doc)

  Mobility & Accessibility
Friday, February 27, 2015 | 9:30-11:30am
The Heights
8001 Dale Avenue, Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Mobility & Accessibility Workshop Presentation (PDF)
Mobility & Accessibility Worksheets (PDF)
Worksheet Instructions (PDF) (Word Doc)

As part of our Age-Friendly Communities initiative, St. Louis County is convening a series of strategy workshops to develop our Age-Friendly Action Plan.  This next round of meetings builds on the input received at the November 19th Strategy Session, and is designed to explore ways to more effectively meet the needs and desires of an aging population.  Working in small groups, participants will develop concrete recommendations for meeting the goals of an age-friendly community.  You can see the goals by clicking here (PDF).

We are inviting members of our Citizen Advisory Taskforce, our municipal and professional partners, our university partners, and staff from our Age-Friendly Department Team to participate in these workshops.  Due to space constraints, and to adequately prepare for the meetings, we ask that you RSVP for each workshop you want to attend.  Please RSVP by clicking the links above, or send an email to Amy Humboldt at AHumboldt@stlouisco.com and be sure to put the workshop topic in the subject line.  Once we have received RSVPs, we will send out a confirmation and materials prior to the meeting.  If you have any questions, contact the Planning Department at (314) 615-2520.

Strategy Session Workshop, November 19, 2014

On Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, the Strategy Session Workshop was held at The Heights in Richmond Heights.  This was a joint meeting with the Citizens Advisory Taskforce, members of the Professionals Network, and staff from St. Louis County's Interdepartmental Team.  More than 70 attendees heard a status of the Age-Friendly Communities initiative, participated in keypad polling, and discussed possible outcomes and actions for addressing the emerging priorities.  The input received at the Strategy Session Workshop will help lay the foundation for future strategy sessions with the Citizens Advisory Taskforce through the winter months.

The following brief summarizes the input received from our ten roundtable discussions, as well as feedback collected from our "Big Idea" cards and keypad polling. The input from this meeting will be considered as recommendations for our Age-Friendly plan are created.

Summary Report (PDF)

Community Outreach Sessions, October/November 2014

From mid-October through early November 2014, the St. Louis County Department of Planning convened a series of community outreach sessions, much like focus groups, throughout St. Louis County in an effort to hear from older adults about what they think makes an age-friendly community. The sessions were targeted at communities with active senior groups or community centers with active senior programming. Each of the sessions consisted of a presentation about St. Louis County’s Age- Friendly Communities initiative; interactive keypad polling of participants to get feedback on priorities and needs of older adults; and small group discussion to hear attendees’ ideas for creating age-friendly communities. 

Summary Report (PDF)