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Livability in Action Slideshows

See what makes a community livable

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Two young women visit with an orange cat in a Tokyo cat cafe.

What Livable Looks Like in Japan

Take a slideshow tour of sights and scenes in and around Tokyo

Bethel Better Block poster

Main Street Gets a Makeover

See how a weekend transformation made downtown Bethel, Vermont, pop!

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A crosswalk sign that says Elderly on it, as seen at a dock in Miami Beach

Signs That Say So Much

Some signage is especially useful, thought-provoking, creative, fun or simply odd

A purple Little Free Library is surrounded by wildflowers in Minneapolis.

Little Free Libraries Appear in All Sorts of Places

Local bookstores are becoming harder to find, but readers worldwide are helping ensure that books still play a role in making a community a great place to live

Members of a Red Hat Ladies chapter in central Virginia

Let's Have Some Fun!

Livable places have spaces where people of all ages can get out and play

An older woman and two pre-school girls take a break from reading at a library.

Pictures of Age-Friendly Places and Programs 

See what's been happening in some of the cities and towns that belong to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

The house exterior before and after remodeling.

A Home Remodeling Before and After Slideshow

Small and large changes make a Florida house suitable for "aging in place"

A Livable Tour of Age-Friendly Des Moines

Yes, the photo at left was taken in Iowa. See it and several more!

Mother And Young Daughter Sit On Bench In Park With Only their Legs Showing, Legs Swinging Over Bench, Spending Time Together, In Livable Communities Slideshow

In a Livable Community, People of All Ages Can ...

Well, as this photo gallery details, they can do lots of things! Take a look, and don't miss the shareable, printable download we created so you can show and tell others all about livability

Front Door And Front Of House, Grass, Lawn, Foot Path, Oregon, Lifelong Home, Livable Communities

Take a Tour of Our 'Lifelong' Home

With retirement approaching, an Oregon couple custom creates a beautiful, age-friendly house

Teeny Tiny Houses

Take a Tiny Houses Tour

The "tiny house movement" is making it possible to live large in small (sometimes extremely small) spaces

Milken's Best Livable Communities

15 Cities That Want to Be Great for Older Adults

The municipalities featured here have signed the Milken Institute's mayors pledge to make their cities “work for older adults.” As members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, they're already putting their words into action 

The Good Life, Elderly Couple Sits On Bench, Smiling, Happy, Livable Communities, 8 Features Of An Age Friendly Community

The 8 Domains of Livability

The availability and quality of these key community features greatly impact the well-being of older adults

Suwanee, Georgia, had less than 25 acres of parks and trails

Livable Communities: A Show and Tell

Walkability, places to gather, make a city or town a livable place for being 50-plus — or any age

Dangerous By Design: Incomplete Streets

Dangerously Incomplete Streets

Look at these photos and read about what you see. Then think about the roadways near you. There's a good chance you're encountering similar sights and scenes

2014 Home For Life, House, Exterior, Residence, Livable Communities

A House That Can Be a 'Home For Life'

Aging in place is possible when a house can be remodeled as needed or, better yet, is smartly designed from the start

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