Age-friendly Buncombe County (ABC) Initiative

In May 2017, the Buncombe County Commissioners resolved to join the WHO/AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) and affirmed that:

An “age-friendly community” has policies, services, and structures that facilitate older adults staying healthy, participating in economic growth, remaining socially active, and living in security. Communities in which older adults can “successfully age” are more likely to mitigate the challenges and enjoy the opportunities related to their older citizens. Actions leading to “age-friendly communities” lead to happier, healthier residents of all ages.


Passed by the Buncombe County Commissioners in May 2017

Action Plan

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