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Step 5: Connecting

Use the network to find information, and compare and share experiences

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An age-friendly community is livable for people of all ages.

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize the improvements that make cities, towns and counties more supportive, not only of their older residents but for residents of all ages.

AARP seeks to provide American cities, towns and counties with the resources they need to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, models and best practices.  

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities provides members with opportunities to:

  • Establish contacts and information sharing among participating U.S. communities

  • Organize knowledge exchange opportunities nationally and internationally

  • Share information to use ideas and best practices more effectively, and better understand and appreciate age-related issues, concerns and success stories

AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Annual Conference

Each fall, AARP hosts a livable communities, age-friendly conference of community representatives and AARP staff. You can review the event itineraries and presentations via "The Annual Conference" section below.


Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit Resources 


Joining

  • The Member List
    See the current roster of enrolled communities in the United States as well as their action plans and other information

  • Preparing the Membership Materials
    Find the membership application, sample letters of commitment, resolutions and more

 

Learning

 

Funding

Evaluating

Sustaining

Our New (Free!) Book

Where We Live: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders

Collage of AARP Livable Communities reports

Resources from the 2015 conference.

The Annual Conference

Each fall, AARP Livable Communities hosts a conference of community representatives and AARP staff. Download the presentations and materials from each of our annual learning events: 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013