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The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

NAFSC States and Communities October 2019

Click on the image to see the Member List and an interactive map about the network. The blue pins represent the state- and territory-level members. The red pins indicate the enrolled towns, cities and counties.


  • The population of the United States is rapidly aging.
  • By 2030, one of every five people in the U.S. will be 65 or older.
  • By 2035, the number of adults older than 65 will be greater than the number of children under 18.

That’s why AARP staff and volunteers are working throughout the nation to engage and mobilize communities, share expertise, and deliver technical assistance to the towns, cities, counties and states in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

(Go ahead and take a look at The Member List now. Then come back to this page.) 

The work that happens within the network — which is a program within the larger AARP Livable Communities initiative — is hands-on and locally determined and directed. The common thread among the enrolled communities and states is the belief that the places where we live are more livable, and better able to support people of all ages, when local leaders commit to improving the quality of life for the very young, the very old, and everyone in between.

AARP engages with elected officials, partner organizations and local leaders to guide communities through the age-friendly network’s assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation processes.

People of all ages benefit from the adoption of policies and programs that make neighborhoods walkable, feature transportation options, enable access to key services, provide opportunities to participate in community activities, and support housing that’s affordable and adaptable. Well-designed, age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages.


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The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities was established in April 2012 as an affiliate of the World Health Organization Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Find this page again by using the URL AARP.org/AgeFriendly

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