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California Creates a Master Plan for Aging: From housing and health care to inclusion and equity, AARP helped shape the agenda and bold goals. Read »

Creating a Local 'Luvet' List: Setting aside lofty bucket list goals, a livability writer and world traveler finds joy, comfort and wonder in and around his community and home. He suggests others do the same. Read »

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NEW PUBLICATIONS!

Two (Free!) Guides for Local Leaders

Learn how incremental zoning code reform and policies that allow ADUs can help local economies

Enabling Better Places: A Handbook for Improved NeighborhoodsLearn More » 

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ABOUT US

Great Places for All Ages

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

STATS AND FACTS

America is an Aging Nation

The population of older adults is getting larger — and older. By 2034, people age 65 or over will outnumber children age 17 or younger. See these and similar population projections

FREE PUBLICATIONS

Livable Library

Free publications to help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages

LIVABLE LESSONS

Cities That Work for All Ages

Urban planning expert and livability champion Gil Penalosa explains how cities can become more equitable and sustainable

FOCUSING ON EQUITY

Age-Friendly Work and Equity

A look at the efforts and programs being pursued by communities enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

TRANSPORTATION

See a Sample Complete Street

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

HOUSING

All About Accessory Dwelling Units

As small homes that exist on the same property lot as a single-family residence, ADUs play a major role in serving a national housing need

PLACES AND SPACES

Making Places Pop!

Recipes for projects that inspire change — and improve communities for people of all ages

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Helping Retailers be Age-Friendly

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

Livability Topics A-Z

CONTACT US

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