Age-Friendly Community Information


Details about what it means to be an Age-Friendly Community can be found at the following links: 

World Health Organization


8 Domains of Livability

Where We Live:  Communities For All Ages 

Aging with Grace: The Next Big Challenge for Urbanists

Becoming an Age-Friendly Community: please click here to submit your request for How Can I Get Involved?

Results from the 2019 Community Survey of Older Adults (55+)

Age-Friendly Community Survey Data Report (2019)

Draft of the Age Friendly Action Plan

Broome County is committed to becoming an age friendly community that can better meet the needs of residents of all ages.  The Draft of the Age Friendly Action Plan is available at the link below, and details the goals, objectives, and action steps that are being proposed.  The draft was developed by workgroups that have met since the fall of 2019; these groups continue to meet and work on the plan.  You are invited to review the Draft Plan and provide input.  

The deadline for providing comments is June 19, 2020.
Feedback can be provided by the method of your choice:
•    By email to
•    By mail to Broome County Office for Aging, P.O. Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902
•    By calling 607-778-3806 and leaving a voice message

Draft Age Friendly Action Plan



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 Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP
Action for Older Persons, Inc. Lourdes/Ascension Hospital
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo Lyceum, Binghamton University
Binghamton Metropolitan Transportation Study Memory Maker Project
Binghamton University Metro Interfaith Housing
Broome County Dept. of Planning & Economic Development  Northern Broome Cares
Broome County Dept. of Transportation  Rural Health Network of S. Central NY
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar Retired Senior Volunteer Program
Broome County Health Dept.  Southern Tier Independence Center
Broome County Legislature SUNY Broome 
Broome County Parks, Recreation, & Youth Services The SEPP Group
Broome Includes Triple Cities Hiking Club
City of Binghamton Dept. of Planning, Housing, & Community Development  Town of Dickinson
Clear Path for Vets Town of Union
Community Cares Health Solutions UHS Community Health Services
Congressman Anthony Brindisi Wilson Dental
Emblem Health Your Home Public Library 
Family Violence Prevention Council  

From the "Age-Friendly: Moving Forward and Expanding the Conversation" Presentation on Oct. 2, 2019

Preliminary Data from the Community Needs Assessment Survey


Presentations from Community Forum on September 14, 2018.

New York State Office for Aging Presentation

Broome County Office for Aging Presentation

Video from the Age-Friendly Community Forum 

New York State Office for Aging Director Greg Olsen


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