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The 8 Domains of Livability: An Introduction

The availability and quality of these community features impact the well-being of older adults

The 8 Domains of Livability framework is used by many of the towns, cities, counties and states enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities to organize and prioritize their work to become more livable for both older residents and people of all ages. 

The printable handout and downloadable slideshow on this page provide a brief introduction to the eight domains. 

The '8 Domains of Livability' Handout (PDF)

The '8 Domains of Livability' Slideshow (PDF)

The text describing each domain appears beneath the photograph.

(The featured images were taken before the need for social distancing and mask wearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Page updated February 2021

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