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Making Plans, Taking Action

A quick look (via a sharable, downloadable handout) at the work and achievements happening within the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

This "At A Glance" handout about the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities provides a quick overview of the program, examines the impact of membership and looks at the work being pursued by five enrolled communities and one state. 

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Making Plans, Taking Action

Click on the image to download this four-page, printable handout.

The six "Member Snapshots" are (in order of appearance):

  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Grayson County, Virginia
  • Fishers, Indiana
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Eastport, Maine
  • and the State of Maine 

According to a survey of 99 member communities that have been enrolled in the network for two or more years and have completed an age-friendly action plan: 

  • 60% achieved an age-friendly change in policy

  • 34% secured a private sector investment or action

  • 85% reported “other successes,” categorized as raising awareness of livable issues, increasing collaboration within the community, enacting programs described in the action plan and/or integrating age-friendliness into strategic planning.

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