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Age-friendly or livable communities have walkable streets, housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities encourages states, cities, towns and counties to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults.
By doing so, these communities are better equipped to become great places, and even lifelong homes, for people of all ages. (Go ahead and take a look at The Member List now. Then come back to this page.)
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities was launched in April 2012 and operates under the auspices of the World Health Organization's Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program. The tool kit can be adapted as needed by AARP state offices, municipal and local governments, non-profit organizations, community partners and volunteers.
If after reviewing this tool kit you still have questions about the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, please email Livable@AARP.org and put "NAFSC Tool Kit" in the subject line.
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