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Livability For All:  The 2016 AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey (Mecklenburg County, NC; DeSoto County, MS; Chula Vista, CA; Alexandria, VA; St. Petersburg, FL; and Maple Grove, MN)

This AARP community survey finds that residents want to age in their communities and need community support and resources to do so. Read

2016 AARP Connecticut Survey:  Community Features That Matter in Voters' Decisions to Stay in State

CT registered voters ages 25+ will remain in their community as long as possible, but many lack important community features. Read

Livability For All:  The 2016 AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey (Washington County, OR)

This AARP community survey finds that residents in Washington County, OR; San Antonio, TX; and Brownsville, TX want to age in their communities and need community support and resources to do so. Read

The Path to Livability:  A Resident Survey of Jacksonville, Florida

AARP survey to help communities establish a baseline for aging in place and conduct a community needs/gap analysis. Read

Livability For All: The 2015 AARP Livable Communities Survey of Orange Mound a Community of Memphis, TN

AARP Tennessee commissioned this livable survey of Orange Mound community residents age 50-plus to better understand their needs. Read

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