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The 8 Domains of Livability and COVID-19

The framework used in livable communities work aligns with how members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities are protecting and serving older adults during the pandemic

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities informs and inspires local leaders to implement the types of policies and improvements that make communities more livable for people of all ages — especially older adults. 

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Livability Domains and Community Responses to COVID-19

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Many of the towns, cities, counties and states enrolled in the network use the 8 Domains of Livability framework to organize and prioritize their work.

In response to the global coronavirus pandemic, communities in the network are applying their existing plans, programs and partnerships to all of the domains (along with commitments to emergency preparedness) in order to protect and assist older residents and other high-risk individuals.

The following examples, shared with us by the communities themselves, show how the use of best practices, creativity and the power of volunteers can spark innovative ideas and achievable solutions that effectively meet community needs. 

Response Recommendations from Local Leaders and Volunteers



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