San Diego County’s population of people over age 65 is expected to nearly double to more than 720,000 in the next 15 years. And increasingly, older adults say that they want to age in place--Eighty-seven percent wish to remain living independently in their homes and communities.
THERE IS HELP
San Diego County’s Aging & Independence Services’ goal is to support older adults to maintain good health, live safely, and thrive. They are committed to a process of in-depth planning and improvement to make our community one where people of all ages can participate in activities, be connected to the people and places they love, and stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages.
AIS provides services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members, to help keep clients safely in their homes, promote healthy and vital living, and publicize positive contributions made by older adults and persons with disabilities.
For more information call 800-510-2020. Outside San Diego County, call toll-free 800-339-4661.
THREE SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO AGE WELL
-- EXERCISE REGULARLY
-- SEEK MENTAL STIMULATION
-- MAINTAIN SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
ABOUT LIVE WELL
ABC10, and sister station Azteca San Diego 15, are proud to partner with the County of San Diego on the Live Well San Diego initiative.
Live Well San Diego is an initiative of the County of San Diego to improve health and wellness for all residents. It represents a shared vision that can only be accomplished through collaboration across partners from every sector. This vision calls on every resident to take action to improve their own health, safety and well-being, as well as that of their families and neighbors.
There are three parts to Living Well:
- Building Better Health calls for improving the health of all residents and supporting healthy choices
- Living Safely calls for ensuring residents are protected from crime and abuse, neighborhoods are safe and communities are resilient to disasters and emergencies
- Thriving, currently under development, calls for promoting a region in which residents can enjoy the highest quality of life
Live Well San Diego involves everyone. Only through a collective effort—in which all of us work together toward a shared purpose—can meaningful change be achieved in a region as large and diverse as San Diego County.
Recognized Live Well Partners include health care providers, community and faith-based organizations, businesses, school districts and other jurisdictions, including cities, tribal governments and military or veterans organizations.
Local Action, County-Wide Impact.
Live Well San Diego needs leadership from residents to identify priority needs and make long term change. Organizational leaders and community members gather in the County's regions to plan community improvements and address health and safety needs. These teams serve as a central point for action at the local level.
For more information regarding Live Well San Diego, visit: www.LiveWellSD.org.