AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of more than 37 million, that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment security and retirement planning.
AARP Livable Communities
AARP Livable Communities supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns and cities to become great places for people of all ages. We believe that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; age-friendly housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
AARP Livability Index
The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Livable Communities, An Evaluation Guide
The purpose of this Livable Communities Evaluation Guide is to encourage us to take a new look at the community or neighborhood in which we now live. Although this guide is written from the perspective of older persons, the features and services discussed promote livability for persons of all ages and abilities. The intent is not to “grade” or rank communities, but rather to help residents identify areas where they can direct their energies toward making their community more livable for themselves and others. Livability will only become a reality in our individual communities and neighborhoods if citizens actively take charge and move to bring about key changes.
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit
This resource has been created to help individuals, groups and local leaders assess the walkability of the sidewalks and streets in their community. Step-by-step insturctions and checklists for examining intersections, sidewalks, driver behavior, public safety and more are provided.
AARP Walk Audit Tool Kit Leader Guide
This guide shows how to plan for and manage a larger-scale community walk audit and workshop event.
AARP Livability Index webinar
The Livability Index is a signature initiative of the Public Policy Institute to measure the quality of life in American communities across multiple dimensions: housing, transportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunity, and civic and social engagement.
An interactive, easily navigated website, the Livability Index allows users to compare communities, adjust scores based on personal preferences and learn how to take action to make their own communities move livable.
Supersized, multilane roadways are fast-moving, unattractive and often impossible to cross. Learn how the streets near you can slim down, spruce up and become safer for all users