Blue Zone Project - Age Friendly Community for Riverside
Program Duration: The Blue Zones certification path takes place over a 5 year/9-month period starting in 2024 - ending in 2029.
Program Cost: The City of Riverside Blue Zone program cost is $20,830,000 with IEHP recently authorizing a matching grant equivalent to 50% of the total program costs or up to $10,415,000.
Should the City of Riverside sponsor 1% or $208,300, then the amount remaining to sponsor/fundraise is $10,206,700.
City Council Meeting 12.12.23
Economic Development, Placemaking, and Branding/ Marketing Committee
Thursday 11.30.23 | 3:00pm
City Council - 6.21.22 Item#07
California’s population is aging along with the baby boom: by 2030, about one in five residents in Riverside County will 65 years of age or older.
The City of Riverside has 66,615 people (21.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 26,242 people (8.6%) who are 65 years of age or older.
An AGE FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
emphasizes equity and inclusion in economic growth planning, however age is rarely part of that paradigm, study authors note.
“Including older people not only adds to economic strength but also provides benefits not targeted through other inclusivity steps (such as mentorship and training of younger workers) and has broad consumer impacts.”