Age-Forward 2030


Age-Forward 2030

Helping communities to prepare for an older, increasingly diverse, and economically stratified population

About the Age-Forward 2030 Program

The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging's Age-Forward 2030 program engages cross-sectoral policymaking to help communities prepare for an older, increasingly diverse, and economically stratified population.

Our work challenges communities to advance inclusive economic development, resilience, age-friendly innovation, technology solutions, and civic engagement.


2019 Innovation Award

The City of Berkeley is the winner of the 2019 Innovation Award presented by The SCAN Foundation in collaboration with the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging. The 2019 Innovation Award recognized California cities that are preparing “for the growth of their older adult populations, and embracing innovation opportunities.” The criteria were based on the Milken Institute’s Age-Forward 2030 research and three priority areas:

  1. Age-Forward economic development.

  2. Age-inclusive 21st-century city design.

  3. Resilient networks for healthy aging.

The City of Berkeley was recognized as the winner for its exceptional efforts to improve the lives of older adults through the Berkeley Age-Friendly Continuum’s action plan, released in January 2019.

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By the Numbers

20 years

separate U.S. counties with the longest and shortest typical lifespans based on life expectency at birth.


of middle-income adults aged 75 and older will lack sufficient financial resources to pay for senior housing and care, such as assisted living and independent living communities by 2009.

Between 2015—2035

the number of over-age 75 who live alone will nearly double from 6.9 million to 13.4 million, the majority of them women.