Age Friendly Jackson Hole

Helping to make Jackson Hole more livable for people of all ages and abilities.

Our Mission

The mission of Age Friendly Jackson Hole (AFJH) is to support and advocate for people of all ages and abilities in Jackson Hole.


People of all ages and abilities are included and have access to community life in Jackson Hole.


Inclusion, access, visibility, dignity (of the individual), and respect (for others).

For more information, please contact co-chairs Becky Zaist and Jean Day by emailing or through the Senior Center at 307-733-7300.


Beginning in 2014 discussions started on how to make our community more age-friendly.  This group continues as Age Friendly Jackson Hole (AFJH) under the umbrella of the Senior Center of Jackson Hole.  In 2017, AFJH obtained the commitment and endorsement of the Jackson Town Council and Teton County Board of Commissioners to become more age friendly through applying for membership in the AARP and World Health Organization (WHO) network of age friendly communities.  This started the five-year action plan and reporting cycle required for members of the network of livable communities.  Action Plan I (2017-2022) was completed in 2022 and the final progress report was approved.  Action Plan II (2023-2027) was approved in July 2023.

Committees / Focus Areas

  • Advocacy
  • Transportation (Pedestrian Safety & Transportation Gaps)
  • Age Friendly Business Designation

How You Can Help

Accomplishments of AFJH

  • Collaboration with community organizations about age friendly concepts.

  • Presentations on senior-focused educational topics such as winter safety, fall prevention, advanced care directives, etc.
  • Safe Crossings project provides used ski poles at icy intersections for safe crossing.
  • Produced a user-friendly transportation information sheet
  • Advocated to create raised beds for senior use in May Park community gardens.
  • Provided input on age-friendly bench design & identification of locations for benches to be installed
  • Recipient of AARP Community Challenge Grant to clean up a bus stop and install benches.
  • Designed and raised funds for Wellness Garden at May Park.
  • Mapping of location & condition of public & private handicapped parking spaces in Jackson and Teton Village
  • Identified locations where additional public handicapped parking spaces are needed and requested from Town.
  • Representation on Town of Jackson’s Equity Task Force
  • Completed community parks accessibility assessment