Tag Archives: Age-Friendly Communities


August 2015
Age-Friendly Washington DC initiative
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Toolkit, Website

This toolkit includes examples of a demographic survey, a Community Consultations tool, and the Age-Friendly DC strategy and strategic plan process.

August 2015
Aging Power Tools
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Toolkit

A curated selection of resources created by Grantmakers in Aging to promote stronger, age-friendly communities.

August 2015
Talking About Age-Friendly Communities: A toolkit from Community AGEnda
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Marketing/Communications
Format: PDF, Toolkit

This Grantmakers in Aging toolkit includes sample messages to help communities create more effective messages or talking points, shape brochures or other printed materials, and frame public communications campaigns.

August 2015
Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Report

This report from the Frameworks Institute lays the groundwork for a larger effort to develop a new, evidence-based narrative around the process of aging in our country and the needs and contributions of older adults.

June 2015
Age-Friendly Portland Oregon, Final Report
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

This report presents findings from a community assessment of Portland, Oregon in its initial efforts towards becoming an age-friendly community.

June 2015
Age-Friendly D.C. Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF, Report

“Over the last decade, under the leadership of multiple mayors, city council members and advocates across sectors, DC has taken numerous steps to build an inclusive and accessible city for seniors – to create an urban environment that promotes active
and healthy aging.” This report presents a strategic plan for an age-friendly Washington D.C.

June 2015
Toward an Age-Friendly New York City: A Findings Report
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: PDF

A crucial step in improving the age-friendliness of your community is to identify current strengths and areas for improvement. Conducting a community assessment can engage community members, highlight problems as well as their potential solutions, challenge assumptions, and offer credibility to important stakeholders. Conducting a baseline assessment is also one of the first steps to applying to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. This is findings report is an example of an age-friendly assessment of New York City. Source: New York Academy of Medicine

April 2015
AARP Livability Index
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Data, Housing, Social Engagement, Transportation
Format: Website

How livable is your community? Use the AARP’s newly launched Livability Index to find out. Communities receive category scores in Housing, Neighborhood, Transportation, Environment, Health, Engagement, and Opportunity.

March 2015
Village Sustainability and Engaging a Diverse Membership: Key Findings from a 2013 National Survey
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities, Data
Format: PDF

This report from the University of Maryland describes findings from a national study of Villages focusing specifically on changes over time in Village size and funding, perceived challenges to sustainability, and successful strategies for responding to those challenges. It also presents information regarding the racial, ethnic, and economic characteristics of Village members, challenges associated with recruiting under­‐represented groups.

March 2015
Village to Village Network
Tags: Age-Friendly Communities
Format: Website

The Village to Village Network (VtV) is a national peer-to-peer network to help establish and continuously improve management of their own villages whether in large metropolitan areas, rural towns or suburban settings. The mission of VtV is to enable communities to establish and effectively manage aging in community organizations initiated and inspired by their members