County and City of Los Angeles Release Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region

LOS ANGELES, CA – As part of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Initiative, the County and
City of Los Angeles released the Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Los Angeles Region 2018-2021, which
will guide efforts over the next three years to enhance our region’s age-friendliness in key areas such as
transportation, housing, emergency preparedness, social participation and outdoor spaces.

“With an older adult population that is rapidly growing, we must prepare our communities for the future
of aging in Los Angeles County. That’s why we launched Purposeful Aging Los Angeles two years ago,”
said Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who authored the original motion at the Board of Supervisors calling for
these recommendations. “By uniting L.A. County, the City of Los Angeles, and the entire region through
PALA, we are creating an age-friendly future for all of our residents. The Age-Friendly Action Plan
incorporates the feedback of older adults and communities throughout our region, and provides a
roadmap to ensure that all older adults, regardless of where they live, can thrive in their homes and

“Every Angeleno deserves a city that works for them, and meeting the needs of older adults helps make
Los Angeles stronger — now and for the future,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Whether it’s
improving public transportation for people with limited mobility or bringing library services to people who
can’t leave home, our City will keep working to become the most age-friendly city in the world.”

To learn more, please read the press release HERE

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