Age Friendly Communities



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AARP Network of
Age-Friendly Communities

an affiliate of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities


Natalie Turner, Senior Advisor
AARP Office of International Affairs
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The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities was established in 2012 to support cities and communities across the US to better meet the needs of all residents as they age.   Communities in the AARP network commit to a process of continual improvement and engagement to enhance active-aging and quality of life for residents of all ages.   

The network is an affiliate of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities which developed a framework of assessment covering eight domains of city and community livability.

AARP has over 60 years’ experience of supporting communities in the US to become great places for all ages and has a range of expertise, resources, case studies and publications.  A toolkit has been developed to support AARP network members through each step in the process of becoming more age-friendly.

Some of AARP International's partners working on Age-Friendly Communities: 


Age-Friendly Counties, Ireland

UK (Manchester UK, Valuing Older People)


Public Health Agency Canada

AFE Innovnet - European Network



New: AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Map 

Age-Friendly 2014 World Tour

AARP Livable Community Resources and Age-Friendly Toolkit

AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities Booklet

WHO Guide to Age-Friendly Cities 

 From AARP The Journal

Age-Friendly Communities
by Debra B Whitman
Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, AARP

Supporting Age-Friendly Efforts
by Louise Plouffe and Ina Voelcker
International Longevity Centre (ILC), Brazil

City of Elderly Love: Philadelphia, an Age-Friendly and Accessible City
by Michael A. Nutter
Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Medellín: An Innovative and Inclusion-Oriented City
by Bernardo Alejandro Guerra Hoyos
President, Medellîn City Council

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