Connecting Older Adults and their Families to Activities, Resources and Services
AGE FRIENDLY LAKELAND
In 2017, Lakeland received the designation of Age Friendly. This designation is administered through AARP in the United States and is a program of the World Health Organization.
Age Friendly Lakeland’s vision is to create a community where older adults and their families are equipped with the necessary resources to comfortably and safely age in place.
Why? Age Friendly Lakeland wants to maximize opportunities for seniors to be active, healthy and engaged with their neighbors by connecting them with resources, each other and their community.
How? Age Friendly Lakeland focuses on 8 Domains of Livability identified by the World Health Organization.
THE 8 DOMAINS OF LIVABILITY
OUTDOOR SPACES AND LIVING
RESPECT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
CIVIC PARTICIPATION AND EMPLOYMENT
COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION
COMMUNITY AND HEALTH SERVICES
You may find resources related to the 8 Domains of Livability at the Age Friendly Resource Library located inside the Kelly Recreational Complex at 404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland. Resources are available from non-profit and for-profit organizations to help older adults and their families.
Age Friendly Lakeland also hosts free health screenings and educational events at Kelly Rec throughout the year.
Wading through the maze of senior care options and resources can be an overwhelming task to say the least. Understanding what you need now or will need in the future is the key to planning and/or making the best care choices for yourself or someone you love. Knowledge is power! Once you know what best suits your needs our directory will connect you to local organizations and resources that can help.
Senior Connection Center works closely with seniors and their loved ones to identify and coordinate services to meet the needs in Lakeland and Polk County.