livable communities

The pandemic underscores the need for policy makers to foster the development of housing alternatives for older adults outside of institutional settings.
Across the globe, many communities—both local and virtual—are innovating out of necessity to support older adults and immunocompromised people as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Housing Blog
COVID-19 stands to exacerbate socioeconomic challenges we have long faced.
Photo of bus driver wearing personal protective equipment outside his bus
Bus drivers are on the front lines delivering groceries and medicine to older adults.
Kampung Admiralty, Singapore
Multigenerational living is on the rise in the U.S. and this trend offers many benefits, such as cost savings on living expenses and reducing isolation
Grandmother near map with hospital shown purple
According to AARP Public Policy Institute research, more than 100 million Americans do not drive. Yet our transportation systems are still built primarily around individual car ownership. Ride-hailing services, like Lyft, along with public transportation systems are beginning to work together to…
While innovations in transportation tend to be viewed as a trend unique to urban communities and settings, new technologies are now enabling service providers to capitalize on a previously untapped market: rural communities. With a unique set of challenges and opportunities—and enabled by today’s…
DC ADU Tour 1b
AARP is developing innovative policies and programs as well as working with several partners, including from the private sector, to meet today’s housing challenges
Connecting at home in her retirement
We share our most-read blogs for 2018 in four categories: health, financial security, long-term services and supports, and livable communities
A few months ago, I wrote a blog about the vital role that transportation options play in what we at AARP call “livable communities” – great places to live for people of all ages. Being able to get around is critical to earn a living, raise a family, contribute and stay connected to your community…
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