Age Friendly Erie County (AFEC) is a collaborative network of organizations in Western New York committed to creating a vibrant, inclusive community for our uniquely diverse residents to age with purpose, opportunity, support, and dignity.



Age Friendly Erie County envisions a future where all older adults in Western New York have optimal access to community mobility, health care, housing, and civic engagement opportunities that enable meaningful social participation and maximize their quality of life. AFEC’s hope is that Western New York will be a model community in New York State and nationally where older adults and their families thrive.

Erie County will also participate in visions set forth by the State Department of Health's Health in All Policies efforts as New York State has joined the AARP/WHO Network as the first Age Friendly State in the United States.