The population of the United States is rapidly aging.
By 2030, one of every five people in the U.S. will be 65 or older.
By 2035, the number of adults older than 65 will be greater than the number of children under 18.
AARP Livable Communities works to implement changes needed to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of older adults in the U.S. Well-designed, age-friendly communities foster economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages.
AARP staff and volunteers work diligently throughout the nation to engage and mobilize communities, share expertise, and deliver technical assistance to the towns, cities, counties and states in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The work is hands and locally determined and directed. Providing safe, walkable streets, age-friendly housing and transportation options, and access to necessary services is essential to enable residents of all ages to actively participate in their communities.
NOTE: The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities was established in April 2012 as an independent affiliate of the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. Learn more: AARP.org/AgeFriendly.
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