Age-Friendly Lehigh Valley envisions a community where everyone in the Lehigh Valley will have the opportunity to age successfully.

The Age-Friendly Lehigh Valley action plan is dedicated to the many individuals who had a hand in building the amazing community that is the Lehigh Valley today. Your work and dedication have assisted in building a community that strives to be inclusive of all people and all ages.

Ensuring that older adults in the Lehigh Valley can thrive mentally, emotionally and physically is the goal of the Age Friendly Lehigh Valley Action Plan; a guide outlining the community tools needed to ensure that age-friendly programs, services, and policy are available and accessible to all.

Together We are Forging an Age Friendly Lehigh Valley

Bringing this plan to life is made possible by the continued dedication of our existing partners and cohorts and will depend on new partners joining the movement—local leaders, businesses, organizations, and residents—all contributing their strengths, resources, and unique perspectives as our region’s age demographics shift and opportunities arise. The plan outlines how we will leverage existing community strengths and programs while also championing new efforts. Together we are forging an age-friendly Lehigh Valley, empowering older adults and the stakeholders who serve them to bring about change at a community level.

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Allentown Walk Audit was a Great Success!

Allentown Community Walk Day

August 10, 2023

The Allentown Community Walk Day was a great success! The Walk Day gathering took place at Fountain Park in Allentown on August 10th at 9:30 a.m. More than 50 neighborhood and community partners came out to support the 2023 LV Walk Audit initiative.

A great thank you goes out to: AARP, AmeriCorps, City of Allentown, Community Bike Works, Greater Valley YMCA, Lehigh Valley Active Life, Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Michael Baker International, PA APA-Lehigh Valley/Berks, Senator Jarrett Coleman’s Office, The Fé Foundation, and United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

A special shoutout goes out to Chief Roca and his police officers for attending and supporting the event!

SAVE THE DATE! All who have participated in the LV Walk Audit are invited to the LV Walk Audit Appreciation Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th, 2023!

Haven’t participated in a walk? It’s not too late….Join In!

Past Walk Audits

Easton Community Walk Day

  • Date: 06/28
  • Location: Forks of the Delaware, Easton
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • People from the following organizations attended: AARP, Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, City of Easton,  & UWGLV
  • 7 walk audits were conducted by the participating teams.

Bethlehem Community Walk Day

  • Date:7/13
  • Location: Sand Island Park
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • People from the following organizations attended: AARP, Meals On Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley, and UWGLV
  • 12 walk audits were conducted by participating teams.

Lehigh Valley Walk Audit in the News

What is a Liveable Community?

A livable community is safe and secure, contains housing that’s affordable and appropriate, has transportation options, access to needed services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community life