Age-Friendly Chicago Phase 1 Findings from focus groups with older adults in Chicago’s senior centers

This report is designed to prompt discussion about the future challenges associated with increasing numbers of older adults aging in place in the city. We aim to present older Chicagoans’ views and opinions of their city as an enabling and/or disabling environment. This report is the first consultation with older Chicagoans in a five year planning process to sustain Chicago’s status as an Age-Friendly city. Findings and opinions were gathered through a series of eight focus groups with 106 older adults conducted at various regional senior centers throughout the city.