The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) estimates the senior population of Royal Oak to grow by at least 34.8 percent by the year 2045. To prepare for the forecasted growth in the senior population, the Royal Oak Senior Services | Aging in Place Task Force has endorsed the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) “Age-Friendly Communities” program.
The task force is working to create a plan that will give the city steps to become more age friendly and ensure that seniors are able to actively and fully participate in the community. Creating the plan is year two of a five year plan. Years three through five will focus on implementing the recommended changes.
Aging in Place Plan
The City Commission approved the aging in place plan on December 12, 2022. Staff will begin implementing this plan over the next few years.