Among the nation’s communities and local leaders on the frontlines of the global coronavirus pandemic are the more than 450 towns, cities, counties and states enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
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Click on the image to learn about the 24 coronavirus-related efforts receiving grants from the 2020 AARP Community Challenge.
Several of the network’s member communities have told us how they’re responding to the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic, and how they’re working to meet the needs of older adults. By sharing their stories, community leaders, first responders, volunteers and residents of all ages can learn from — and be inspired by — the strategies, struggles and solutions.
This page contains links to examples from some of the communities in the AARP age-friendly network.
Meanwhile, AARP Livable Communities and the National League of Cities are working together to document the strategies and solutions all types of communities are implementing to keep their most at-risk residents safe during the global coronavirus pandemic.
- Visit the COVID-19 Older Adult Response Initiative to share a local leadership story
- Read the results of an AARP survey about Age-Friendly Communities and COVID-19
The 8 Domains of Livability
Many of the communities enrolled in the age-friendly network use the 8 Domains of Livability framework to organize and prioritize their work. Click on the image to view and download a PDF of this infographic, which features examples of how the domains (along with commitments to emergency preparedness) are being used to protect and assist older residents and other individuals at high-risk during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Additional profiles will be added when available.
VIDEO: Age-Friendly Responses to COVID-19
- Visit the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities home page »
- Get the Commercial District Design: COVID-19 Response and Management briefs »
- Find more information about COVID-19 at AARP.org/Coronavirus »
Page published May 2020, updated June 2020