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AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

The Member List

81 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 41 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.

Alabama

Birmingham
Date enrolled: September 9, 2014

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

Arkansas

Fayetteville
Date enrolled: November 26, 2013

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

California

San Francisco
Date enrolled: November 17, 2014

West Sacramento
Date enrolled: June 12, 2015 | Community Leader Interview | Community Survey

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

Colorado

Colorado Springs
Date enrolled: October 16, 2015

Denver
Date enrolled: July 3, 2014 | Community Survey

Larimer County
Date enrolled: December 2015

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

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.
Date enrolled: October 3, 2012 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

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

Florida

Cutler Bay, Florida
Date enrolled: March 15, 2016

Sarasota County
Date enrolled: February 24, 2015

Tallahassee
Date enrolled: June 8, 2015 | Community Survey

Winter Haven
Date enrolled: October 12, 2015

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

Georgia

Atlanta (City of Atlanta)
Date enrolled: April 14, 2014 | Community Survey

Augusta
Date enrolled: January 17, 2014

Macon-Bibb (City of Macon, County of Bibb)
Date enrolled: April 4, 2012 | Age-Friendly Action Plan | Community Leader Interview

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

Hawaii

Honolulu
Date enrolled: March 20, 2013 | Community Survey | Age-Friendly Action Plan

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

Illinois

Evanston
Date enrolled: April, 28, 2015 *

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

Iowa

Des Moines
Date enrolled: April 4, 2012* | Community Survey | Age-Friendly Action Plan | Slideshow Tour

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

Kentucky

Berea
Date enrolled: January 23, 2015

Bowling Green
Date enrolled: July 21, 2015

Lexington    
Date enrolled: June 3, 2014

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

Maine

Bethel
Date enrolled: September 15, 2015

Bowdoinham
Date enrolled: April 14, 2015* | "How To" Case Study

Eastport
Date enrolled: April 19, 2016

Ellsworth
Date enrolled: December 10, 2014

Greenwood
Date enrolled: April 10, 2016

Kennebunk
Date enrolled: March 25, 2015

Newry
Date enrolled: April 10, 2016

Paris
Date enrolled: March 23, 2015

Portland
Date enrolled: August 13, 2014

Woodstock
Date enrolled: April 10, 2016

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

Maryland

Montgomery County
Date enrolled: December 3, 2015 | Community Survey | Age-Friendly Actions & Accomplishments

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

Massachusetts

Boston
Date enrolled: May 1, 2014

Dartmouth
Date enrolled: January 8, 2016

New Bedford
Date enrolled: July 1, 2015

Newton
Date enrolled: February 9, 2016

North Adams
Date enrolled: January 15, 2015

Pittsfield
Date enrolled: January 8, 2015

Salem
Date enrolled: August 28, 2015

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

Michigan

Auburn Hills
Date enrolled: March 4, 2013 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

Highland Park
Date enrolled: December 6, 2013

Lansing
Date enrolled: June 17, 2015 | Community Survey

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

Minnesota

Alexandria
Date enrolled: January 6, 2016

Minneapolis
Date enrolled: May 15, 2015 | Community Leader Interview

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

Missouri

St. Louis County
Date enrolled: June 12, 2013 | Community Survey | Age-Friendly Action Plan

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

Nevada

Henderson
Date enrolled: July 27, 2015

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

New Jersey

Montclair
Date enrolled: February 17, 2015

Princeton
Date enrolled: April 21, 2014

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

New Mexico

Carlsbad
Date enrolled: June 18, 2014

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

New York

Big Flats
Date enrolled: September 16, 2014 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

Brookhaven (Long Island)
Date enrolled: March 14, 2013 | Community Survey

Chemung County
Date enrolled: December 2012 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

Elmira (City)
Date enrolled: August 12, 2013 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

Elmira (Town)
Date enrolled: November 18, 2013 | Age-Friendly Action Plan

Erie County
Date enrolled: February 20, 2015

Great Neck Plaza (Long Island)
Date enrolled: April 19, 2013

Ithaca
Date enrolled: March 30, 2015

New York City
Date enrolled: April 4, 2012* | Age-Friendly Action Plan

North Hempstead (Long Island)
Date enrolled: November 17, 2014

Southport
Date enrolled: October 14, 2015

Suffolk County (Long Island)
Date enrolled: August 23, 2013 | Community Survey

Tompkins County
Date enrolled: March 30, 2015

Westchester County
Date enrolled: April 26, 2012 | Action Plan and Implementation

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

North Carolina

Matthews
Date enrolled: October 1, 2015 | Community Survey

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

Ohio

Cleveland
Date Enrolled: September 18, 2015* | Community Assessment

Columbus
Date Enrolled: July 2015

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

Oregon

Multnomah County
Date Enrolled: November 24, 2014

Portland
Date enrolled: April 4, 2012* | Age-Friendly Action Plan | Community Leader Interview

Springfield
Date enrolled: January 3, 2015

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County
Date enrolled: September 23, 2015

Philadelphia
Date enrolled: April 4, 2012* | Community Survey

Pittsburgh
Date enrolled: September 23, 2015 | Community Leader Interview

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

Texas

Austin
Date enrolled: December 12, 2012

Brownsville
Date enrolled: January 27, 2014 | Community Leader Interview | "How To" Case Study | Community Survey

Dallas
Date enrolled: August 29, 2014 | Community Survey

Fort Worth
Date enrolled: September 17, 2014 | Community Survey

Houston
Date enrolled: September 22, 2014 | Community Survey

San Antonio
Date enrolled: March 27, 2014 | Community Leader Interview | Community Survey

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

Utah

Salt Lake City
Date enrolled: October 21, 2015

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

Vermont

Newport (City of Newport)
Date enrolled: December 2, 2013
Community Leader Interview | "How To" Case Study | Community Survey | Age-Friendly Action Plan

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

Washington

Puyallup (city)
Date enrolled: 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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