To really thrive as they get older, people need to stay involved in the full range of community life. Volunteering, working, participating in civic and faith-based activities, socializing, simply taking a walk – all enhance our quality of life and contribute to physical and mental health. But outdated and uncoordinated approaches to housing, transportation and land use make it harder than it should be for people to stay actively engaged. AARP supports local policies that help people keep connected to their communities as they get older. We believe a great deal can be done to achieve this goal, and that local innovations will be a key to successful aging in the coming decades.
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