Established in April, 2012, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities
serves as an affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-friendly Cities and Communities program. AARP's participation in the program advances efforts to help people in the United States live easily and comfortably in their homes and communities as they age.
Communities join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities with commitment from elected leadership to actively work toward making their town, city, or county a great place for people of ALL ages. Policies, services, settings, and structures are looked at with a view toward continuous quality improvements.
As of May 2017, the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities included more than 160 U.S. communities, representing more than 64 million people.