AARP Age Friendly Communities 8 Domains of Livability
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities targets improvements in eight domains that influence the health and quality of life of older adults. The livability domains, and what they represent, are as follows:
- Outdoor Spaces and Buildings: Availability of safe and accessible recreational facilities.
- Transportation: Safe and affordable modes of private and public transportation.
- Housing: Availability of home modifications programs for aging in place as well as a range of age-friendly housing options.
- Social Participation: Access to leisure and cultural activities, including opportunities for older residents to socialize and engage with their peers as well as with younger people.
- Respect and Social Inclusion: Programs that promote ethnic and cultural diversity, as well as multigenerational interaction and dialogue.
- Civic Participation and Employment: Paid work and volunteer activities for older residents and opportunities to engage in the formulation of policies relevant to their lives.
- Communication and Information: Access to communications a technology and other resources so older residents can connect with their community, friends and family.
- Community Support and Health Services: Access to home-based care services, health clinics and programs that promote wellness and active aging.
- Pride Source – https://pridesource.com/psyp
- Area Agency on Aging 1B – https://aaa1b.org
- Senior Resource Directory – https://www.oakgov.com/health/partnerships/seniors/Pages/senior-resource-directory.aspx
- SAGE – https://www.sagemetrodetoit.org/rainbow-resource-guide
- Jewish Senior Life – https://www.jslmi.org
- Ascension Neighborhood Resources - https://healthcare.ascension.org/neighborhood-resources