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Great Places for People of All Ages

AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and rural areas to be great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.

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Our Work

The AARP Livable Initiative

Learn how and why AARP is helping communities nationwide become livable places for people of all ages and life stages

What is a Livable Community?

The term means different things to different people. Here's our definition, as explained and detailed in the AARP Public Policy Book

Our Publications

AARP Livable E-Newsletter

Our weekly e-newsletter is curated for community leaders, volunteers, residents and livability pros

Books, Booklets and More

Order free copies of our print publications, including the AARP HomeFit Guide and Where We Live series

We're Award-Winning!

Our newsletter, website (the one you're on now) and publications are repeat award-winners

Our Team and AARP Partners

Meet the Livable Team

Livability work is happening nationwide. Learn a bit about who we are, where we're from and what we do

AARP Public Policy Institute

Housing, land use and transportation experts study and develop strategies that serve people of all ages

AARP Research

AARP researchers gather information about housing, transportation, communities and more

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