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AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

Step 5: Connecting

Use the network to find information, and compare and share experiences

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize the improvements that make cities, towns and counties more supportive, not only of their older residents but for residents of all ages.

AARP seeks to provide American cities, towns and counties with the resources they need to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, models and best practices.  

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities provides members with opportunities to:

  • Establish contacts and information sharing among participating U.S. communities

  • Organize knowledge exchange opportunities nationally and internationally

  • Share information to use ideas and best practices more effectively, and better understand and appreciate age-related issues, concerns and success stories


Each fall, AARP Education & Outreach Livable Communities hosts an age-friendly conference of community representatives and AARP staff. You can review the event itineraries and presentations via "The Annual Conference" section below.

Additional Resources


  • The Member List: See the current roster of enrolled communities in the United States as well as their action plans and other information

  • Preparing the Membership Materials: Find the membership application, sample letters of commitment, resolutions and more






8 Features of an Age-Friendly Community

From the "8 Domains of Livability" slideshow.

Collage of AARP Livable Communities reports

Resources from the 2015 conference.


Each fall, AARP Livable Communities hosts an age-friendly conference of community representatives and AARP staff. Download the presentations and materials from each of our annual learning events:

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