Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City Initiative was initially led by a well-respected Steering Committee and supported by a Technical Committee that ensured the process was data driven. In addition, a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed, comprised of nearly 90 prominent members of the community, including representatives from City and County Departments, for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, advocates and the academic community. The CAC members were divided into six workgroups, in alignment with WHO’s areas of focus.
The University of Hawai‘i Center on Aging was selected as the consultant for Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City Initiative. The Center on Aging team coordinated Honolulu’s Age-Friendly City effort, facilitated the six workgroups, conducted focus groups and key informant interviews, and led in the development of the Action Plan.
In addition to workgroups, surveys, focus groups and key informant interviews, plan input was also driven by pubic input.
A Living Age-Friendly Summit was held in February 2015 to present Action Plan goals to the public. Attendees were invited to give feedback on priority domain areas and recommendations. Thereafter, a draft version of the Action Plan was made available to the public. Over a 30-day period, individuals, organizations, and city and county departments were asked to provide comments and feedback on the plan.