In 2013, the City and County of Honolulu applied for and was accepted into the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities, and AARP National’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This prestigious designation indicates that Honolulu is a member of a dynamic and progressive network of cities and communities committed to become age-friendly.

With strong support by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and the Honolulu City Council, there was collective agreement for Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City (AFC) Initiative. Concurrently, Mayor Caldwell signed the Milken Institute’s Best Cities for Successful Aging Mayor’s Pledge.