• Description

As a funder, assessing the age-friendliness of your community can provide information that will guide future grantmaking. Also, an assessment can be a tool to engage stakeholders in efforts to make your community work better for older people. This article describes:

  • The steps to take before beginning a community assessment process
  • Ways to assure the data collected leads to action
  • Key community stakeholders
  • Five assessment tools for funders who wish to help their community become more age-friendly