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The Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America's local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. Our second installment (seen below right) features examples from every state.

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In The Spotlight

Age-Friendly Solutions for Seniors and Sleepy Students

Efforts in several Maine communities show how age-friendly means friendly for people of many ages

Transit-Oriented Development

Living car-free is possible. See our slideshow, infographic, funding-focused report and more

A College Course for the Community

When a county needed an aging-friendly action plan, the work became a grad school assignment

AARP Community Challenge

88 "quick action" projects will help make communities nationwide more livable for all ages — by November!

Our New (Free!) Book

Where We Live: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders

Resources for Local Leaders See more

184 Communities (and Counting)

Learn how your town, city or county can join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, a national effort to create great places for all ages

AARP Livable Conference 2017

Our annual, invitation-only event will be in Dallas this November. A larger venue means we may have room for more people. Learn how you can attend

The 8 Domains of Livability

Communities of all sizes can use this framework to identify, plan and implement work to become more livable and aging-friendly

5 Questions for ... Interview Series

AARP talks to policy makers, planners, politicians, experts and others involved in making communities livable for people of all ages

What Livable Looks Like See More

Hello, Kitty!

A visit to far away friends provides a tour of livable sights and scenes in and around Tokyo

Incomplete Streets

Dangerous intersections and roadways are too easy to find. Share examples of the ones you see

Little Free Libraries

Local bookstores are harder to find, but books still play a role in making a community a great place to live

Articles for All More Articles

Solutions Worth Sharing See More

The AARP HomeFit Guide

Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English and Spanish)

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

11 ways to create safe, walkable, livable communities for people of every age (in English and Spanish)

In a Livable Community

Download our poster about the features of a livable community (available in five languages)

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