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In The Spotlight

AARP Livable Communities National Conference

We'll be gathering in North Carolina, November 12-14. We're accepting session and mobile workshop proposals now! Registration opens this summer.

2018 'Quick-Action' Grants

The AARP Community Challenge funds projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for all residents. The application period is closed. Winners will be notified by June 25. Learn more.

About the AARP Livable Communities Initiative

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

Solutions Worth Sharing See More

The AARP HomeFit Guide

Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English and Spanish)

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

11 ways to create safe, walkable, livable communities for people of every age (in English and Spanish)

The 'Where We Live' Book Series

Two titles, each with 100+ inspiring ideas from America's community leaders

In a Livable Community

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

Resources for Local Leaders See more

AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

More than 200 member municipalities. Learn which ones are on the list and how your community can join

AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit and Leader Guide

Two free, downloadable workbooks for how to do a community walk audit and/or lead a streets and sidewalks safety workshop and event

AARP Roadmap to Livability Collection

A six-part collection of workbooks full of strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages

5 Questions for ... Interview Series

AARP talks to policy makers, planners, politicians, experts and others involved in making communities livable for people of all ages

Livable Lessons and More Find articles and Slideshows by subject