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Livable Communities Are Age-Friendly

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 Livable Communities

AARP's livability work is led by the Livable Communities team in the Programs Department of AARP Community, State and National Affairs

AARP Public Policy Institute

Our public policy experts specialize in livable communities topics including housing, smart growth, land use, transportation, urban planning, and data-driven decision making

AARP State Offices

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 Government Affairs

AARP advocates are working to inform and explain federal laws and policies that relate to housing, transportation, high-speed internet and more

AARP Research

AARP researchers conduct surveys and gather information about (among other topics) housing, transportation and community needs

AARP International

Equity by Design is a livability initiative featuring expert insights and case studies that are applicable across geographic boundaries