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AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

The Member List

91 communities (and counting), from Texas to Michigan, from Honolulu to Washington, D.C.

Small town main street. Livable Communities.

An age-friendly community is a livable community for people of all ages. — Image by Getty

The communities listed below, presented in alphabetical order by state and representing more than 50 million people, have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Inclusion on this list does not mean that AARP is endorsing any of the following municipalities as a place to live. Nor does it mean that the community listed is currently "age-friendly."

What membership means is that the community's elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages. Membership in the network involves following a multi-step process of improvement. A link to the community's age-friendly action plan has been added to this list if the town or city has reached Step 2 of the improvement process.

If an AARP Community Survey has been completed, or if the community has been featured in an AARP Livable Communities slideshow, interview or "how to" article, those links are provided as well. If you have questions, please write to livable@aarp.org. For easy access to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit, bookmark or visit aarp.org/agefriendly.

The dates below indicate when the community joined the age-friendly network.

Alabama

  • Birmingham (Sept. 9, 2014)

For more information, contact: AARP Alabama: 866-542-8167, alaarp@aarp.org

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville (Nov. 26, 2013)

For more information, contact: AARP Arkansas: 866-554-5379, araarp@aarp.org

California

  • Los Angeles (city and county) (May 18, 2016)
  • San Francisco (Nov. 17, 2014)
  • Saratoga (May 17, 2016)
  • West Sacramento (June 12, 2015) Interview | Survey

For more information, contact: AARP California: 866-448-3614, caaarp@aarp.org

Colorado

  • Colorado Springs (Oct. 16, 2015)
  • Denver (July 3, 2014) | Survey
  • Larimer County (Dec. 15, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Colorado: 866-554-5376, coaarp@aarp.org

District of Columbia

For more information, contact: AARP Washington, D.C.: 202-434-7700, dcaarp@aarp.org

Florida

  • Cutler Bay (March 15, 2016)
  • Hallandale Beach (May 4, 2016)
  • Sarasota County (Feb. 24, 2015)
  • Tallahassee (June 8, 2015) Survey
  • Winter Haven (Oct. 12, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Florida: 866-595-7678, flaarp@aarp.org

Georgia

For more information, contact: AARP Georgia: 866-295-7281, gaaarp@aarp.org

Hawaii

For more information, contact: AARP Hawaii: 866-295-7282, hiaarp@aarp.org

Illinois

  • Evanston (April, 28, 2015*)

For more information, contact: AARP Iowa: 866-554-5378, aarpil@aarp.org

Iowa

For more information, contact: AARP Iowa: 866-554-5378, ia@aarp.org

Kentucky

  • Berea (Jan. 23, 2015)
  • Bowling Green (July 21, 2015)
  • Lexington (June 3, 2014)

For more information, contact: AARP Kentucky: 866-295-7275, ky@aarp.org

Maine

  • Augusta (May 5, 2016)
  • Berwick (May 2, 2016)
  • Bethel (Sept. 15, 2015)
  • Bowdoinham (April 14, 2015*) "How To"
  • Eastport (April 19, 2016)
  • Ellsworth (Dec. 10, 2014)
  • Greenwood (March 30, 2016)
  • Kennebunk (March 25, 2015)
  • Newry (April 10, 2016)
  • Paris (March 23, 2015)
  • Portland (Aug. 13, 2014)
  • Readfield (May 17, 2016)
  • Saco (April 22, 2016)
  • Woodstock (April 10, 2016)

For more information, contact: AARP Maine: 866-554-5380, me@aarp.org

Maryland

For more information, contact: AARP Maryland: 866-542-8163, md@aarp.org

Massachusetts

  • Boston (May 1, 2014)
  • Dartmouth (Jan. 8, 2016)
  • New Bedford (July 1, 2015)
  • Newton (Feb. 9, 2016)
  • North Adams (Jan. 15, 2015)
  • Pittsfield (Jan. 8, 2015)
  • Salem (Aug. 28, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Massachusetts: 866-448-3621, ma@aarp.org

Michigan

  • Auburn Hills (March 4, 2013) Action Plan
  • Highland Park (Dec. 6, 2013)
  • Lansing (June 17, 2015) Survey

For more information, contact: AARP Michigan: 866-227-7448, miaarp@aarp.org

Minnesota

  • Alexandria (Jan. 6, 2016)
  • Minneapolis (May 15, 2015) Interview

For more information, contact: AARP Minnesota: 866-554-5381, aarpmn@aarp.org

Missouri

For more information, contact: AARP Missouri: 866-389-5627, aarpmo@aarp.org

Nevada

  • Henderson (July 27, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Nevada: 866-389-5652, aarpnv@aarp.org

New Jersey

  • Montclair (Feb. 17, 2015)
  • Princeton (April 21, 2014)

For more information, contact: AARP New Jersey: 866-542-8165, njaarp@aarp.org

New Mexico

  • Carlsbad (June 18, 2014)

For more information, contact: AARP New Mexico: 866-389-5636, nmaarp@aarp.org

New York

  • Big Flats (Sept. 16, 2014) Action Plan
  • Brookhaven, Long Island (March 14, 2013) Survey
  • Chemung County (April 4, 2012*) Action Plan
  • Elmira (City) (Aug. 12, 2013) Action Plan
  • Elmira (Town) (Nov. 18, 2013) Action Plan
  • Erie County (Feb. 20, 2015)
  • Great Neck Plaza, Long Island (April 19, 2013)
  • Ithaca (March 30, 2015)
  • New York City (April 4, 2012*) Action Plan
  • North Hempstead, Long Island (Nov. 17, 2014)
  • Southport (Oct. 14, 2015)
  • Suffolk County, Long Island (Aug. 23, 2013) Survey
  • Tompkins County (March 30, 2015)
  • Westchester County (April 26, 2012) Action and Implementation Plan

For more information, contact: AARP New York: 866-227-7442, nyaarp@aarp.org

North Carolina

  • Matthews (Oct.1, 2015) Survey

For more information, contact: AARP North Carolina: 866-389-5650, ncaarp@aarp.org

Ohio

  • Cleveland (Sept. 18, 2015*) Survey
  • Columbus (July 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Ohio: 866-389-5653, ohaarp@aarp.org

Oregon

  • Multnomah County (Nov. 24, 2014)
  • Portland (April 4, 2012*) Action Plan | Interview
  • Springfield (Jan. 3, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Oregon: 866-554-5360, oraarp@aarp.org

Pennsylvania

  • Allegheny County (Sept. 23, 2015)
  • Philadelphia (April 4, 2012*) Survey
  • Pittsburgh (Sept. 23, 2015) Interview
  • West Chester (May 2, 2016*) Action Plan

For more information, contact: AARP Pennsylvania: 866-389-5654, aarpa@aarp.org

Puerto Rico

  • Coamo (May 5, 2016)

For more information, contact: AARP Puerto Rico: 866-542-8169, aarppr@aarp.org

Texas

For more information, contact: AARP Texas: 866-227-7443 

Utah

  • Salt Lake City (Oct. 21, 2015)

For more information, contact: AARP Utah: 866-448-3616, vtaarp@aarp.org

Vermont

For more information, contact: AARP Vermont: 866-227-7451, vtaarp@aarp.org

Washington

  • Puyallup (City) (March 28, 2016)

For more information, contact: AARP Washington: 866-227-7457, aarpwa@aarp.org

* Indicates a community that joined the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities before joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Membership in the AARP network comes with automatic membership in the WHO network.

The Tool Kit

Small town main street. Livable Communities.

An age-friendly community is a livable community for people of all ages. — Getty

Learn how a town, city or county can join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities:

Introduction
1. Getting Started
2. Planning
3. Implementation
4. Evaluation
5. Connecting

Learn more about the age-friendly network

AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES TOOL KIT RESOURCES  

JOINING

  • 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

 

LEARNING

 

FUNDING

EVALUATING

SUSTAINING

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.

THE ANNUAL 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:


Stay Informed — For Free!

Each issue of the award-winning* AARP Livable Communities Monthly e-Newsletter contains a mix of new research, best practices, community resources and information about age-friendly efforts from places near and far. Subscribe today!

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