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AARP Public Policy Institute
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The population of older adults ages 65 and older is expected to reach over 20 percent of the population by 2030 and exceed the population of children ages 18 and younger by 2035. AARP research indicates that people want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. These demographic changes and stated community preferences present an opportunity for decision makers to take action now to meet the needs of older adults and their families.
The Livability Index is a tool that measures the aspects of community life that best support people at any life stage. The Index can help community leaders identify where their strengths are and where gaps exist to create strategies that improve the quality of life for all community members as they age.
AARP’s Public Policy Institute presents findings from analysis of new data incorporated into an updated version of the Livability Index and showcases the features and functions of the tool. This event also includes a panel of speakers who discuss their efforts to improve livability in their communities.
Rodney Harrell, Director, Livability Thought Leadership, AARP Public Policy Institute
Welcome and Introductions
Jean Accius, VP, Livable Communities and Long-Term Services and Supports, AARP Public Policy Institute
Overview of the Livability Index as a Resource for Communities
Livability Index 2018 Demo and Highlights
Moderator: Rodney Harrell
Shannon Guzman, Policy Research Senior Analyst, AARP Public Policy Institute
Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
Brad Gudzinas, Senior Methods Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institutee
Panel with Leaders Making their Communities More Livable
Moderators: Rodney Harrell and Jana Lynott
Graciana "Graci" Garces
Director of Community Engagement
BakerRipley Community Developers
Dr. Jeffrey Su
Mile High Connects
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By 2030, one out of every five people in the United State will be 65-plus. Will your community be ready?
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