In their latest newsletter, AARP Livable Communities released an updated handout that displays their library of resources to support cities, towns, regions and states working to become more age-friendly. For stakeholders just getting started, AARP also announced another handout that serves as an introduction to the AARP network of age-friendly communities and states.
In Massachusetts, communities are encouraged to work on becoming more age and dementia friendly. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has created an online toolkit that helps communities and regions navigate that process.
AARP also alerted their network to other resources listed below that may be of interest to age- and dementia friendly community stakeholders:
- “Improving Public Health and Health Care for Older Adults: The Three Keys to Cross-Sector Age-Friendly Work Implementation Guide and Workbook” from the John A. Hartford Foundation.
- “Reshaping the City: Zoning for a More Equitable, Resilient, and Sustainable Future” from the Urban Land Institute (with many Massachusetts-based examples)
- The Intersections Initiative (making streets safer to walk, roll and bike) from AmericaWalks, The League of American Bicyclists, and the Safe Routes Partnership.