Broome Age-Friendly Project


Age-Friendly Communities make a commitment to actively work together toward being a great place to live for people of all ages by engaging citizens, professionals, and government in finding creative, workable solutions to community needs. The Broome Age-Friendly Project was initiated in 2018 to support planning activities with the goal of making Broome County a great place to live for people of all ages.

To learn about the most pressing needs older adults face in our community a needs assessment was completed in 2019. Results of the 2019 Community survey of older adults can be found here: Age-Friendly Community Survey Data Report (2019). Following the needs assessment several workgroups met to work on defining areas of need and to work toward creating an Age-Friendly Action Plan. The Broome County Age-Friendly Action Plan was submitted to AARP and Broome County was certified by AARP as an age-friendly community in 2019. You can review the Broome County Age Friendly Action Plan here: Age-Friendly Action Plan - 2020

The Broome Age-Friendly Project hosted two events where information about age friendly communities and planning efforts were shared:

- September 14, 2018: Community Forum included a presentation by NY State Office for Aging Director Greg Olsen and Office for Aging Director Lisa Schuhle. Links to their
  presentations are below. A video from the Community Forum can be viewed here: New York State Office for Aging Director Greg Olsen

New York State Office for Aging Presentation
Broome County Office for Aging Presentation

- October 2, 2019: "Age-Friendly: Moving Forward and Expanding the Conversation" (click on the link to review the Powerpoint) 

You can review these additional sources of information to learn more about Age-Friendly Communities: 

On behalf of Broome County and the Broome County Office for Aging, we would like to thank our community and government partners for their support and participation in the Broome Age-Friendly Project:

Access Ability Design Group Lourdes/Ascension Hospital
Action for Older Persons Lyceum, Binghamton University
Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study Memory Maker Project
Binghamton Tiny Homes Community Metro Interfaith Housing
Binghamton University New York State Office of Mental Health
Broome County Department of Planning & Economic Development Northern Broome Cares
Broome County Department of Public Transportation Office of Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo
Broome County Executive's Office Office of Congressman Anthony Brindisi
Broome County Health Department Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Broome County Legislature Southern Tier Independence Center
Broome County Office of Mental Health The SEPP Group
Broome County Parks, Recreation, & Youth Services Town of Dickinson
BroomeINCLUDES Town of Union
City of Binghamton Department of Planning, Housing, & Community Development Triple Cities Hiking Club
Emblem Health UHS Community Health Services
Family Violence Prevention Council United Way of Broome County
Gethere/Rural Health Network of South Central New York Wilson Dental
HealtheConnections Your Home Public Library
Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP  

Aging Demographics - Broome County Municipalities

Broome County

Barker, Town of

Binghamton, City of

Binghamton, Town of

Chenango, Town of

Colesville, Town of

Conklin, Town of

Deposit, Village of

Dickinson, Town of

Endicott, Village of

Fenton, Town of

Johnson City, Village of

Kirkwood, Town of

Lisle, Town of

Lisle, Village of

Maine, Town of

Nanticoke, Town of

Port Dickinson, Village of

Sanford, Town of

Triangle, Town of

Union, Town of

Vestal, Town of

Windsor, Town of

Windsor, Village of

Whitney Point, Village of