St. Louis County's Age-Friendly Community Initiative

In the spirit of “Aging Out Loud” Lisa Hautly, Chair of St. Louis County Older Adult Commission, shares her experience participating in an age-friendly walkability audit last month.  The walkability audits, actionable from St. Louis County’s Age-Friendly Community Action Plan, were a collaborative effort between St. Louis County Older Resident Programs (CORP), STLCO Transportation and Planning Departments, OASIS and St. Louis County Library System.  Lisa recounts her experience walking from the Weber Road Library Branch on her blog here.  The results and recommendations from the walkability audits were recorded and shared with County departments to implement.  

St. Louis County's Age-Friendly Walkability Audit Tool



To cultivate a healthy, inclusive and accessible St. Louis County
for residents who choose to live here into retirement.

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



St. Louis County Age-Friendly Community Action Plan

The St. Louis County Age-Friendly Community Action Plan is here!  After two years of assessment and planning, the Age-Friendly Community (AFC) Action Plan was adopted by the St. Louis County Council on June 9 and submitted to AARP on June 10, 2015. 

For best results, right-click the document link above and select Save Link As/Save Target As and save it to your computer before trying to open or print.  If you choose to print the document, it has been formatted to print double sided.

Press Release announcing the Action Plan (PDF)

Aging Successfully in St. Louis County: A Quality of Life Assessment

We are pleased to present the final draft of Aging Successfully in St. Louis County: A Quality of Life Assessment, the first baseline assessment examining the quality of life of older adults in St. Louis County.  This report provides a detailed profile of St. Louis County’s older residents, examines housing issues like home ownership and affordability, inventories public sector services provided by local governments and agencies, and identifies place-based initiatives in St. Louis County.  The insights gleaned from the assessment will form the basis for our community discussions and will help guide us toward priorities and recommendations for our Age-Friendly Communities three-year action plan.

Final Document (PDF; 10MB)





For best results, right-click the document link above and select Save Link As/Save Target As and save it to your computer before trying to open or print.  If you choose to print the document, it has been formatted to print double sided.

Older Americans Month 2015

As part of National Older American's Month during the month of May, St. Louis County created a series of infographics to highlight various topics being explored through its Age-Friendly Communities Action Plan initiative.  Click the links below to see the infographic from each week.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3 

Week 4

Age-Friendly Upcoming Events

St. Louis County Age-Friendly Community Action Plan  - Open House May 20, 2015



Click here for a copy of the presentation given at the Open House (PDF)



Click here for a copy of the Action Recommendations handout (PDF)



For previous community engagement activities, click the Age-Friendly Outreach link.

Citizens Advisory Taskforce

Meeting #5: January 21, 2015, St. Louis County Library Headquarters - East Room

Meeting #4: The meeting was part of the November 19th Strategy Session Workshop (above)

Meeting #3: September 26, 2014, St. Louis County Library Headquarters - East Room

Meeting #2: July 31, 2014, St. Louis County Library Headquarters - East Room

Kick-off Meeting: June 19, 2014, St. Louis County Library Headquarters - East Room