AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit

Step 2: Planning

Now that your community is in the network, it’s time to act

Once enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities a community has two years to develop an action plan.

The action plan is based on assessments that are conducted within the community to identify needs within the eight domains the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified as influencing the health and quality of life of older adults.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION DOCUMENTS

KEY STEPS TO INCLUDE IN THE PLANNING PHASE

  1. Establish mechanisms for involving older people in all stages of the age-friendly cities and communities process (e.g., create an advisory citizens’ committee)

  2. Conduct a comprehensive and inclusive baseline assessment of the age-friendliness of the community

  3. Develop a three-year community-wide action plan based on assessment findings

  4. Identify indicators to monitor progress against this plan

USEFUL RESOURCES

Next Step: Implementation. »

Page updated March 2015

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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Resources from the 2015 conference.

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