AARP Updates Livable Communities Map

Mar 13, 2024

AARP’s Livable Communities team made updates to the organization’s free, interactive AARP Livable Communities Map, which showcases communities enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities as well as local community-improving projects implemented by grantees of the annual AARP Community Challenge.

In Massachusetts, communities are encouraged and supported in becoming more age- and dementia friendly. The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has an Age- and Dementia Friendly Toolkit available for interested stakeholders. The set of resources was developed with the Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative, AARP-Massachusetts, Massachusetts Councils on Aging, UMass-Boston and others.

To see the resources available in the AARP Livable Communities Map:

1. Visit

2. Discover the communities and featured projects

  • Zoom and scroll through the map — or type a state or city name into the search box at the top of the page
  • Click on the community or grantee’s name to learn more

3. Filter the search results

In the map’s menu (located along the left edge of the map’s home page), toggle the filtering options on or off, depending on the information sought.