Age-Friendly Carlsbad

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Age-Friendly Carlsbad is a project through the American Association of Retired Persons’ Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. With support from the San Diego Foundation Age-Friendly Communities Program, the city created the first Age-Friendly Action Plan in North San Diego County. The action plan was developed through community participation and feedback creating goals for the implementation of policies and programs that enhance the quality of life in the community for people of all ages and abilities.

Age-Friendly Carlsbad Action Plan

Community input gathered from a baseline survey, Social Pinpoint engagement, community conversations and the Age-Friendly workshops have informed the recommendations and objectives in the Age-Friendly Carlsbad Action Plan. The plan was approved for adoption by the Carlsbad City Council on Dec. 7, 2021.

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Move Carlsbad Workshops

The city recently held a virtual Move Carlsbad workshop series to explore easy, affordable and sustainable ways to get around Carlsbad. The City of Carlsbad and Circulate San Diego hosted four, one-hour workshops via Zoom to demystify public transit and answer questions about Carlsbad’s transportation options.

Recordings are available below:

Workshop #1: Rideshare 101 use passcode: yH21eY^P

Workshop #2: Public Transit 101

Workshop #3: Walking & Biking 101

Workshop #4: Getting Around Carlsbad: What's Next?

By 2035, the United States will — for the first time ever — be a country comprised of more older adults than of children. The U.S. Census Bureau projects there will be 78 million people age 65 and over compared to 76.4 million under the age of 18. We want Carlsbad to be ready.


Over the past two years we have been collecting data and learning from the community about ways to increase the livability of Carlsbad across the age spectrum. AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:


ENGAGE - We want to hear from you

Thank you to everyone who participated in the project survey! We would like to share some of the key findings from the project’s Community survey, which was conducted in September 2020.

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Full survey results

Age-friendly resources

If you are interested in learning how you can participate in Carlsbad’s Age-Friendly efforts, please contact David Graham.

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