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
The 2013 AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Network Conference was an opportunity for community representatives and AARP staff to share valuable experiences, advice and training. Participants presented on both the challenges and successes encountered across all stages of the planning, implementation and evaluation processes, and engaged in an open dialogue about the region-specific and general benefits of the program.
You can review the event’s itinerary and presentations here:
- Itinerary: 2013 AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Learning Event
- The Experiences of Portland, Oregon (PDF)
- The Experiences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PDF)
- Aging Well Network: Ireland’s Age Friendly Cities & Counties Programme (PDF)
- Age-Friendly Kilkenny, Ireland (Video)
- Engaging Older Persons: Georgia’s Macon-Bibb Age-Friendly Community Experiences (PDF)
- Macon-Bibb, GA: An Age-Friendly Community (PDF)
- Engaging Stakeholders: City of Des Moines: Creating Great Places for All Ages (PDF)
- District of Columbia Baseline Assessment (PDF)
- Embracing an Age-Diverse Austin (PDF)
- Maintaining Momentum Through Changing Political Leadership (PDF)