Age-friendly communities strive to better meet the needs of their older residents by considering the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. These programs seek to allow older adults to stay in their communities and “age in place.”
The World Health Organization (WHO) supports a framework of “active aging” through age-friendly cities and towns. This framework looks at the determinants of active aging (e.g., social, economic, behavioral, personal, etc.) along with other age-friendly aspects of communities (e.g. transportation, housing, social participants, outdoor spaces, etc.)
Age Friendly Berkshires’ mission is to create a more livable Berkshire County for people of all ages, with a focus on the needs of an aging population. This region-wide initiative includes the 32 cities and towns comprising Berkshire County. 
On Monday, June 10th, a video will be shown at 12:00 Noon at the Richmond Town Hall that explains the initiative and outlines the progress that It has made in Berkshire County.
Please let us know if you will be attending the video presentation. Call 413-698-3656 or email to