Download the AARP HomeFit Guide
Download the AARP HomeFit No-Cost | Low-Cost Ideas pamphlet
Visit the Livable Publications page to order a free, printed copy of the AARP HomeFit Guide and pamphlet, in English or Spanish.
The worksheet downloads listed here can help you put into place the ideas discussed in the AARP HomeFit Guide. Because home maintenance is part of keeping a home fit, we’ve added home care checklists and schedules as well.
In addition, we're including a worksheet for listing and posting your Emergency Contacts so you, members of your household, neighbors and emergency responders can find this important information if or when needed.
- Worksheet 1: Is My Home "HomeFit"? | (En español)
- Worksheet 2: My Room-by-Room HomeFit List | (En español)
- Worksheet 3: My Room-by-Room Shopping List | (En español)
- Worksheet 4: My Room-by-Room Do-It-Myself List | (En español)
- Worksheet 5: My Room-by-Room Don’t Do-It-Myself List | (En español)
- Worksheet 6: My Contractor Interview Notes | (En español)
- Worksheet 7: My Contractor Reference Check Notes | (En español)
- Worksheet 8: My Home Maintenance Schedule | (En español)
- Worksheet 9: My Emergency Contacts | (En español)
Want to learn more? The following websites feature information about many of the topics addressed in this guide.
AARP Livable Communities
The AARP HomeFit Guide was created by the Livable Communities team of AARP Education & Outreach. Our award-winning website (you're on it right now!) has information about how communities nationwide can become more livable for older adults and people of all ages. The page aarp.org/agefriendly includes resources for community leaders. (If you want to get in touch, we can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
National Association of Home Builders
A trade association for the home construction industry, the NAHB administers the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) program and its website contains consumer-oriented homeownership and home remodeling information.
American Occupational Therapy Association
Although the AOTA is a professional association for occupational therapists, assistants and students, the website's "Patients and Clients" section contains information for consumers.
Better Living Design Institute
Homes in America are not currently designed and built to accommodate everyone in the household throughout their changing lives and life stages. With the boomer population in America continuing to grow and indicating a strong desire to stay in their homes, the need for more livable, age-friendlier home design becomes increasingly important. The Better Living Design Institute serves as a resource about home and product design innovation that supports healthy living and safe home environments for all.
Published February 2015
- Select a HomeFit topic from the sidebar
- Download a PDF of the AARP HomeFit Guide and/or pamphlet*
- Order a free, printed AARP HomeFit Guide and/or pamphlet*
- Watch an introductory video (by following the link or using the player below)
- Take a video tour of a "HomeFit" home
- Contact your AARP State office for information about attending an AARP HomeFit Workshop
*The AARP HomeFit Guide and "Low-Cost / No-Cost Ideas" pamphlet are available in English and Spanish.