AARP Launches its Network of Age-Friendly Communities

By Brighid O'Keane on April 12, 2012

imageLast week, AARP celebrated the public launch of its Network of Age-Friendly Communities. This program is the national affiliate of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and begins this year in Georgia, Kansas, Iowa, Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC.

An Age-Friendly Community is defined as an “inclusive and accessible environment that encourages active and healthy aging.” An important aspect of these livable communities is to create transportation networks and safe, affordable mobility options that allow its citizens to age in place.

Read about the WHO’s Guide to Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities and learn more about its new AARP affiliate program. In the coming months, the Alliance will share success stories and model campaigns of its member organizations working on equitable transportation for seniors. 

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