Age-Friendly Municipalities Online Toolkit

ABOUT THE AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES PROGRAM 

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. This network is part of the larger WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. The WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network) was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide.

 

WHO IS INVOLVED? 

Currently, there are over 200 cities and counties in the United States that are listed as part of the network. Miami-Dade County joined the network in November 2016. The following communities have joined in Miami-Dade County:

  • Coral Gables (May 2018)
  • Cutler Bay (March 2016)
  • Miami (August 2018)
  • Miami-Dade County (November 2016)
  • Miami Lakes (June 2018)
  • Palmetto Bay (March 2017)
  • Pinecrest (July 2016)

 

HOW TO JOIN THE NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES

Joining the network means that a municipality is committed toward making their community more age-friendly. Joining is a commitment to beginning the

 

THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities become part of a global network of communities that are committed to giving their older resident the opportunity to live rewarding, productive, and safe lives. The benefits of membership include:

  • Access to a global network of participating communities, as well as aging and civil society experts
  • Access to key information about the program, such as the latest news and information about best practices, events, results, challenges and new initiatives
  • Opportunities for partnerships with other cities, both domestic and international
  • Mentoring and peer-review evaluation by member cities
  • Public recognition of the community’s commitment to become more age-friendly.
  • Speaking engagements at conferences and events hosted by AARP and promotion through AARP’s media channels
  • In Miami-Dade, connecting to other local communities that are also working to become age-friendly to share ideas, resources and next steps.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interested in additional information or technical assistance? Contact Isabel Rovira at isabel@urbanhs.com or visit our Resources page for additional tools.

Lead Agencies

Our partners include the following lead agencies: AARP Florida, Alliance for Aging, Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Health Foundation of South Florida, United Way of Miami-Dade, and Urban Health Partnerships.

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