AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Use our step-by-step, self-service tool kit to help your town, city or state join our network of communities committed to becoming great places for all ages. 



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American Planning Association

April 26 - 30, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

Congress for New Urbanism

June 4 - 7, 2014
Buffalo, N.Y.


Is Your Community Age-Friendly?

One in three Americans is now age 50 or older — by 2030, one in five will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready? AARP can help your neighborhood, town, city or even state become a great place for all ages. Explore this site for examples, action plans, case studies, tool kits and more.

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Complete Streets in the Southeast: A tool kit

Complete Streets in the Southeast

Regardless of your location, y’all could benefit from the lessons and resources in this AARP and National Complete Streets Coaltion tool kit


Jogger and family in park, Livable Communities.

Slideshow: What Livable Looks Like

Walkability, places to gather, outdoor spaces: These features and more make a city or town a livable place for being 50+ — or any age


Portland Takes Age-Friendly Action

With its 65-plus population expected to soar, Oregon's largest city gets ready


What Makes a Community Livable?

Take this quiz to learn about the neighborhood features that help residents age in place


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