AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

Age-Friendly Resource Guide



This is a selection of key resources available online to support age-friendly communities through all stages of the program cycle. It is not exhaustive. If you have resources you would like to share or you think are missing please let us know at


  • Information, resources, events and discussions about age-friendly communities and the global network. The site is hosted by International Federation of Ageing with assistance from the WHO. It provides access to a range of helpful resources with facts and figures on the impact of global aging. They also provide links to upcoming conferences and events.
  • Public Health Agency of Canada, Age-Friendly Communities page, links to all Canadian age-friendly websites. Good resources can be found in the section: “How Can Canadian Communities Become More Age-friendly?”
  • Age-Friendly New York City offers tools, resources and information. A particularly useful resource is their 2013 report on progress across 59 initiatives.



  • Chapter nine of AARP’s policy book covering livable communities, with a link at the bottom to a downloadable PDF version of the entire chapter.

World Health Organization (WHO)


  • A rich and helpful 81-page resource prepared as a toolkit to help New York City neighborhoods become more age friendly.
  • WHO toolkit for age-friendly primary health care centres.

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