3. Tool kits and guides for getting started

Age-Friendly Communities Tool Kit (2015)
Source: AARP
This tool kit provides a basis for guiding, supporting, and evaluating age-friendly initiatives in communities that participate in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which is the US affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.

Aging Power Tools (2013)
Source: Grantmakers in Aging (GIA)
This curated selection of resources to promote stronger, age-friendly communities. Resources are organized by getting started,

Age-Friendly World: Guides and Tool Kits (2015)
Source: World Health Organization
Description: A website with information and guidelines on age-friendly cities and communities in both urban and rural settings.

A Blueprint for Action: Developing a Livable Community for All Ages (2013)
Source: N4A, Partnership for Livable Communities
This quick-reference provides tools, resources, and best practices. It includes information based on community experiences in building local leadership and solving specific challenges relating to aging.

AARP Imagining Livability Design Collection (2015)
Source: AARP
The tools listed here can help towns, cities and neighborhoods achieve both subtle and spectacular transformations.

Age Friendly DC Toolkit
Source: Age-Friendly DC
This toolkit includes examples of: Demographic survey, Community Consultations tool, the Age-Friendly DC strategy and strategic plan process, and outreach materials.

Browse more resources:

  1. Learn about age-friendly communities
  2. Joining an age-friendly community network
  3. Tool kits and guides for getting started
  4. Planning and baseline assessments
  5. Implementation and action plans
  6. Communication and message framing
  7. Other age-friendly community models