The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities is our most comprehensive platform for engaging leaders to improve their community’s quality of life for all residents. in 8 Domains of Livability that range from transportation to housing to civic engagement.
AARP leads this work through our partnership with the World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. We serve as the institutional affiliate here in the U.S.
We established the Network in April 2012. Since then we have grown to over 70 communities representing more than 35 million constituents.
Reiactis 2-11 Morning ISPA Session
Reiactis morning ISPA session
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The Diversity of Integrative Strategies. The Case of
Washington, DC and Some Perspectives
Age-Friendly DC Coordinator
Transforming DC into an even better city in which to
grow up and older.
• Worldwide Age-Friendly
• National Age-Friendly Cities/Communities
• DC Implementation
• 287 Cities/Communities in WHO Global
• 12 Affiliated Programs – (AARP in the USA)
• 113 Million People Covered in 33 Countries
Network of Age-Friendly Communities
Updated January 2016
Journey to becoming an
Age-Friendly Community: DC’s Status
Age-Friendly DC Task Force
Annually update the strategic plan – advise on
adjusting goals and strategies and identify data
available or needed to measure output and outcomes.
Participate and/or lead domain-specific Task Force
Meet quarterly as a Task Force to share updates from
Task Force Committees and deliberate on overall
progress towards DC’s age-friendly transformation.
2017 - Assist with final submission of evidence-based
evaluation report to AARP/WHO to seek official Age-
Friendly City designation.
Outdoor Spaces and
and Health Services
Neglect, and Fraud
WHO Pilot Indicator Project
• Banyule (Australia)
• Bilbao (Spain)
• Bowdoinham, ME (USA)
• Dijon (France)
• Fishguard/Goodwick (UK)
• Hong Kong SAR (China)
• La Plata (Argentina)
• Nairobi (Kenya)
• New Delhi (India)
• New Haven, CT (USA)
• Shanghai/Jing’an District
• Tehran (Iran)
• Tuymazy (Russia)
• Udine (Italy)
• Washington DC (USA)
Domain 1: Outdoor Spaces and
Goal 1.1: Increase access to and
utilization of parks, open spaces and
Domain #2: Transportation
Goal 2.1: Ensure all modes of transportation
are safe, affordable and accessible for
residents of all ages and abilities.
Goal 2.2: Provide residents with the
information and tools they need to make
informed travel choices.
Domain #3: Housing
Goal 3.1: Streamline, expand, and
promote programs that support
affordable housing and aging in place.
Goal 3.2: Maximize awareness and
provide training to increase the amount
of housing that is accessible, affordable
Domain #4: Social Participation
Goal 4.1: Strengthen, develop and
promote arts, leisure and
educational activities involving and
targeting older adults.
Goal 4.2: Promote and provide
quality volunteer opportunities for
Domain #5: Respect and Social
Goal 5.1: Expand programs and services
that engage and empower older adults.
Domain #6: Civic Participation and
Goal 6.1: Increase full- and part-time employment
and entrepreneurial opportunities for older
Goal 6.2: Strengthen, develop and promote
volunteerism and civic participation among persons
Domain #7: Communication and
Goal 7.1: Provide access to information
important to DC residents in a timely manner
and via preferred medium or media.
7.2: Improve delivery of timely and accessible
information important to residents age 50+
Goal 7.3: Expand use of technology by older
Domain #8: Community Support
and Health Services
Goal 8.1: Increase consumer
awareness of and access to
preventive, primary, urgent
and long-term care.
Goal 8.2: Promote safety,
wellness, livability and
activity in the community.
Domain #9: Emergency
Preparedness and Resilience
Goal 9.1: Identify, locate and reach
special, vulnerable and at-risk older
resident populations in an emergency.
Goal 9.2: Build individual and community
Domain #10: Elder Abuse Neglect
Goal 10.1: Strengthen the elder abuse
prevention, detection and enforcement
Goal 10.2: Improve cooperation and
collaboration among agencies on cases of
actual and suspected elder abuse.
Age-Friendly Business Initiative
• PHYSICAL FACILITY: Create a Welcoming
• PERSONNEL: Provide Respectful and
Excellent Customer Service
• PRODUCTS & SERVICES: Attract and Serve
Customers 50 and over
• PRINT & WEB: Provide Easily Accessible