The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities

An institutional affiliate of the WHO Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities®



AARPApril 04, 2012 - 15:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Washington, DC, USA


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In affiliation with the World Health Organization, AARP launched of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities on April 4, 2012.

Watch the AARP Age-Friendly Communities launch now available on LiveStream.

Featured speakers included:

 Dr. Jon Andrus
Deputy Director
Pan American Health Organization

Estelle Richman
Acting Deputy Secretary
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Kathy Greenlee
Assistant Secretary for Aging
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Beth Osborne
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
U.S. Department of Transportation

Program Description

In affiliation with the World Health Organization, AARP launched the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities across the United States.  The goal of this program is to educate, encourage, promote, and recognize improvements that make cities, towns, and counties more age-friendly for their residents.  This network will also enhance AARP's increasing focus on local level engagement and build on the significant work the Association has already achieved in the areas of promoting livable communities.  In 2012, AARP will launch this program in seven states (Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia. 

More resources:

WHO Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities:

Global Age-friendly Cities: A guide

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social welfare organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website,  AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors.  We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Program Manager:
Edward Johns, Office of International Affairs




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