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Approximately 45 million Americans are age 65 or older. By 2030, that number will reach 73 million Americans. At that point, fully one in five Americans will be older than 65. By 2034, the United States will — for the first time ever — be a country comprised of more older adults than of children. 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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AARP is helping communities nationwide become livable places for people of all ages. Here's how
What is a Livable Community?
Preparing for an Aging Population
Demographic Stats and Facts
Livability experts share their expertise with AARP, local leaders and anyone who wants to learn how a community can be more livable for people of all ages
AARP Community Challenge
AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
Find articles, publications and more
Community Engagement Workshop
Rural Livability Workshop
Other Workshops and Conferences
Our free publications help community leaders and residents make where they live more livable for people of all ages
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AARP's livability work is led by the Livable Communities team in the Programs Department of AARP Community, State and National Affairs
Our public policy experts specialize in housing, smart growth, land use, transportation, urban planning, and data-driven decision making
AARP is working in all 50 states — as well as in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. All are involved in the AARP Livable Communities initiative
AARP advocates are working to inform and explain federal laws and policies that relate to housing, transportation, high-speed internet and more
AARP researchers conduct surveys and gather information about (among other topics) housing, transportation and community needs
The Equity by Design is a livability initiative featuring expert insights and case studies that are applicable across geographic boundaries
Age-Friendly Network Communities
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Public Health and Community Wellness
Public Places and Outdoor Spaces
Surveys and Statistics
Workshops and Conferences
How livable is your community?
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