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AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

The Member List

75 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 35 million people, have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Membership means that the community's leadership and residents have made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city, county or neighborhood a great place for people of all ages.

A link to the community's Age-Friendly Action Plan has been added if the town or city has reached Phase 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

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

Sarasota County
Date enrolled: February 24, 2015

Tallahassee
Date enrolled: June 8, 2015

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

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

Kansas

Wichita
Date enrolled: March 1, 2013 | "How To" Case Study

For more information, contact: AARP Kansas: 866-448-3619, ksaarp@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

Ellsworth
Date enrolled: December 10, 2014

Kennebunk
Date enrolled: March 25, 2015

Paris
Date enrolled: March 23, 2015

Portland
Date enrolled: August 13, 2014

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

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

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

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

Ohio

Cleveland
Date Enrolled: September 18, 2015*

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*

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

Dallas
Date enrolled: August 29, 2014

Fort Worth
Date enrolled: September 17, 2014

Houston
Date enrolled: September 22, 2014

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

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

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

* Indicates a community that joined the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly 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

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

Assessing

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:


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