What is an Age Friendly Business?
Being an Age Friendly Business means you are committed to creating a welcoming environment and providing great service for people of all ages. You recognize that as we age we see, hear and move in new ways. You take positive steps to enhance individuals experience with your business.
Why is being Age Friendly important?
- Everyday 10,000 people turn 65 in the United States.
- We buy gifts, goods and services -we entertain, we celebrate and we are loyal.
- We are consumers and hold the majority of the discretionary income
When older people are able to engage with businesses and organizations the population is more active and healthier, we all benefit.
Certified Age Friendly Business
In Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas County Oregon and Clark County Washington a number of businesses have participated in our certification program. These businesses have been reviewed by a team of trained volunteers and received feedback and recommendations. We encourage you to visit these committed businesses by going to our online directory and by looking for the Age Friendly decal in their windows. If you would like to learn more about becoming an Age friendly business go to Join The Network
How can I learn more?
If your business or organization is interested in learning more about Age Friendly practices we can provide information and presentations, see Join the Network. If you would like to become a volunteer and educate our community about the benefits of being Age Friendly take a look at our volunteer opportunities.