AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

The Member List

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

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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 56 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 (September 2014)

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

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville (November 2013)

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

California

  • Berkeley (July 2016)
  • Chula Vista (July 2016)
  • Los Angeles (May 2016)
  • Los Angeles County (May 2016)
  • San Diego County (June 2016)
  • San Francisco (November 2014)
  • San Jose (September 2016)
  • Saratoga (May 2016)
  • Sonoma County (July 2016)
  • West Hollywood (April 2016)
  • West Sacramento (June 2015) Interview | Survey

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

Colorado

  • Boulder County (July 2016)
  • Colorado Springs (October 2015)
  • Denver (July 2014) Survey
  • Larimer County (December 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 2016)
  • Hallandale Beach (May 2016)
  • Pinecrest (July 2016)
  • Sarasota County (February 2015) Survey
  • St. Petersburg (June 2016)
  • Tallahassee (June 2015) Survey
  • Winter Haven (October 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 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 (January 2015)
  • Bowling Green (July 2015)
  • Lexington (June 2014)
  • Louisville (September 2016)

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

Maine

  • Augusta (May 2016)
  • Bangor (July 2016)
  • Belfast (September 2016)
  • Berwick (May 2016)
  • Bethel (September 2015)
  • Blue Hill (September 2016)
  • Bowdoinham (April 2015*) "How To"
  • Bucksport (June 2016)
  • Cumberland (July 2016)
  • Eastport (April 2016)
  • Ellsworth (December 2014)
  • Greenwood (March 2016)
  • Hallowell (September 2016)
  • Kennebunk (March 2015)
  • Newry (April 2016)
  • Paris (March 2015)
  • Portland (August 2014)
  • Readfield (May 2016)
  • Saco (April 2016)
  • Wayne (September 2016)
  • Westbrook (September 2016)
  • Woodstock (April 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 2014)
  • Dartmouth (January 2016)
  • Martha's Vineyard (July 2016)
  • New Bedford (July 2015)
  • Newton (February 2016)
  • North Adams (January 2015)
  • Pittsfield (January 2015)
  • Salem (August 2015)

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

Michigan

  • Auburn Hills (March 2013) Action Plan
  • Highland Park (December 2013)
  • Lansing (June 2015) Survey

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

Minnesota

  • Alexandria (January 2016)
  • Maple Grove (June 2016)
  • Minneapolis (May 2015) Interview
  • Northfield (September 2016)

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

Mississippi

  • Hernando (July 2016)

For more information, contact: AARP Mississippi: 866-554-5382, msaarp@aarp.org

Missouri

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

Nevada

  • Henderson (July 2015)

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

New Jersey

  • Montclair (February 2015)
  • Princeton (April 2014)

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

New Mexico

  • Carlsbad (June 2014)

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

New York

  • Albany County (July 2016)
  • Big Flats (September 2014) Action Plan
  • Brookhaven, Long Island (March 2013) Survey
  • Chemung County (April 2012*) Action Plan
  • Elmira (City) (August 2013) Action Plan
  • Elmira (Town) (November 2013) Action Plan
  • Erie County (February 2015)
  • Great Neck Plaza, Long Island (April 2013)
  • Ithaca (March 2015)
  • New York City (April 2012*) Action Plan
  • North Hempstead, Long Island (November 2014)
  • Oneida County (September 2016)
  • Southport (October 2015)
  • Suffolk County, Long Island (August 2013) Survey
  • Tompkins County (March 2015)
  • Westchester County (April 2012) Action and Implementation Plan

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

North Carolina

  • Matthews (October 2015) Survey
  • Mecklenburg County (September 2016)
  • Orange County (July 2016)
  • Wake County (September 2016)

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

Ohio

  • Cleveland (September 2015*) Survey
  • Columbus (July 2015)

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

Oregon

  • Multnomah County (November 2014)
  • Portland (April 2012*) Action Plan | Interview
  • Springfield (January 2015)

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

Pennsylvania

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

Puerto Rico

  • Coamo (May 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 (October 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

Virginia

  • Alexandria (June 2016)

For more information, contact: AARP Virginia: 866-542-8164, aarpva@aarp.org

Washington

  • Puyallup (March 2016)
  • Seattle (August 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

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