By 2030, the number of adults over age 65 in Los Angeles County is expected to double, reaching nearly 2.1 million. Purposeful Aging LA, a directive from Mayor Garcetti, improves seniors’ quality of life by focusing on their needs across all City departments.
The Mayor’s effort is part of a wider Purposeful Aging LA initiative uniting public, private, and nonprofit partners to meet the civic needs of an aging populace. Key partners include the Milken Institute, AARP California, County of LA Community and Senior Services, the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, and the UCLA Los Angeles Community Academic Partnership for Research in Aging.
With support from MFLA, the City’s Purposeful Aging Task Force coordinates departments to consider issues like impaired physical mobility, diminished sensory awareness, and economic limitations. We look forward to partnering to make LA more age-friendly for seniors from all backgrounds.