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The AARP Community Challenge funds community-based "quick-action" projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces. The goal is to spark change and build momentum to improve livability for people of all ages. Applications will be accepted until April 17, 11:59 pm (ET). Learn more » 

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FROM THE LIVABLE NEWSLETTER

Brenda and Phoebus

Rethinking What Makes a Great Roommate

Many older adults own homes with rooms to spare and could use some help around the house. Young, helpful renters need safe, affordable places to live. Nesterly is making connections

YOU MAY HAVE MISSED

Self-Driving Car

Boston Puts Driverless Cars Through an Age-Friendly Road Test

Older adults and people with disabilities are among the passengers trying out the futuristic rides

FREE PUBLICATIONS

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America

Make Room for 'Making Room'

Featuring infographics, solutions, floor plans and photographs from the National Building Museum, this free, 84-page publication is a rallying cry for a wider menu of housing options

AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES

Find information and inspiration for local leaders at AARP.org/livable

About Us

Learn what a livable community is, and how and why AARP is working with local leaders nationwide to make communities more livable for people of all ages

TOOLS KITS AND GUIDES

Covers of the AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit and Leader Guide

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit (and Leader Guide)

Use this survey kit to observe and document the safety and safety risks of the streets in your community.

LIVABLE LESSONS

Two women volunteer as City Hall greeters in Medford, Massachusetts

How to Volunteer for a Tax Break

Medford, Massachusetts, lets its older residents lower their property taxes in exchange for helping out at City Hall

INTERVIEWS

Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter III, rapper Snoop Dogg and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey

Q&A with Mayors Melvin Carter and Jacob Frey

The Twin Cities’ leaders (pictured with Snoop Dog) on making their communities livable for people of all ages

SLIDESHOWS

1950s Family

Housing a Changing America

The popular vision of the American household is inaccurate and outdated. Shifts in demographics and lifestyle have redefined who we are — and how we live

ABOUT LIVABILITY

The In a Livable Communities poster is available in five languages

In a Livable Community ...

Download our poster about the features of a livable community (available in five languages)

GETTING AROUND

An example of a Complete Street

See a Sample Complete Street

Follow the numbers to make a roadway safer for all users of all ages

HOUSING

Front Door And Front Of House showing the Lawn in Oregon

Take a Tour of a 'Lifelong' Home

An Oregon couple custom creates an age-friendly house. Plus: A real estate program worth replicating

PLACES AND SPACES

Lighted Columns, Plaza, Nighttime, People, Pop Up Plaza, Livable Communities

Pop Goes a Plaza

Learn how a demonstration project in a New Jersey downtown transformed a sorry space into a destination. (Then follow the links to see other projects.)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

10 Tips To Help Businesses Engage With Kupuna

Helping Retailers be Age-Friendly

From AARP Hawaii, advice for how businesses can better serve older adults

LIVABLE POLICY

US map with images of people in the background

Livability Index

This interactive, online tool scores communities across the U.S. for the features, services and amenities that make for great places to live

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