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Businesses encouraged to seek certification as Age- and Dementia-Friendly

Posted May 10, 2019

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District 2 Councilmember Carlos Flores, center, celebrates Fort Worth’s designation as an Age-Friendly City with members of the team that worked to achieve the designation.

More than five million Americans — one in eight people age 65 and older and one in three age 85 and older — are living with dementia and supported by 15.5 million family members and friends who provide 85 percent of their help. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia is estimated to reach 7.1 million. Nearly 60 percent of people with dementia live in their own homes, and one in seven live alone.

As part of developing an Age- and Dementia-Friendly Fort Worth, the City of Fort Worth launched the Certified Age-Friendly Business program in 2018 and the Certified Dementia-Friendly Business program in 2019.

“This is an opportunity for businesses to connect to citizens at every stage of life,” said Mayor Betsy Price. “What’s good for someone who is 80 years old is also good for someone who is 8 years old.”

These programs allow the business community to show their support for an Age- and Dementia-Friendly Fort Worth. By undergoing a review of their business and committing to make any age-friendly improvements needed, a business can earn the designation and be included in the Age-Friendly Fort Worth Business Directory.

Learn more about becoming certified.

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