We are proud to announce our involvement with Buncombe County’s initiative Age-friendly Buncombe. Having a seat at the table helps to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is represented in planning for the future. We envision a program for ALL citizens which provides a safe and secure space to provide services, information, and education to the aging community through elder awareness.
In the fall of 2020 Blue Ridge Pride initiated our newest program Generation Plus. This program reaches out to the ‘active aging’ community in WNC to provide information, education, and celebration.
Age-friendly Buncombe was established in 2017 when the County joined the World Health Organization and AARP’s Network of Age-friendly Communities. This action was a major step toward the Aging Plan goal of increasing the age-friendly capability of Buncombe County.
Age-friendly Buncombe is a big tent, bringing together community collaborations, committees, and working groups committed to the following Common Agenda:
Older Adults in Buncombe County are Safe, Well, and Engaged in their Community.
Over sixty nonprofit organizations, business, governmental departments, and other partners, as well as many older adult volunteers, participate in the committees and working groups affiliated with Age-friendly Buncombe.