Commitment to advancing healthy aging:
AARP Massachusetts will work to educate and inspire elected officials, local leaders, planners and citizen activists to identify their community’s specific needs and then create and implement programs, policies and projects to help address those needs.
AARP Massachusetts will educate and engage volunteers and residents so they can support positive changes that enable them to remain in their communities and homes.
AARP’s participation in the age-friendly network advances the Association’s efforts to help people live easily and comfortably in their homes and communities as they age. AARP surveys show that nearly 90% of the 50+ population want to stay in their homes and communities as they age, where they have strong social networks and a sense of familiarity.
AARP encourages older adults to take an active role in their communities’ plans and ensures that their voices are heard. Related initiatives focus on areas such as housing, caregiving, community engagement, volunteering, social inclusion and combating isolation among older people.