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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

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:

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