AARP is pleased to welcome Londonderry as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. As the newest community to sign on to the network, Londonderry’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world.
The network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities.
“Well-designed, livable communities promote wellbeing, sustain economic growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages, said AARP New Hampshire State Director Todd Fahey. “By becoming part of the network, Londonderry is making a commitment to do even more to improve livability in the city and involve older residents in the process.”
“We are delighted to be partnering with AARP to achieve the designation of becoming an Age-Friendly Community,” said Londonderry Town Manager Kevin Smith. “We have a large and vibrant senior community in Londonderry and having this designation will assist our efforts to ensure that every senior in our town has access to the services and resources they need in order to thrive.”
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities targets improvements in eight domains that influence the health and quality of life for all as we age. Participating communities commit to improving their livability through an assessment of needs, development of an action plan, implementation of new projects and programs, and ongoing assessment.
The eight areas of focus for the age-friendly process are:
The livability indicators are planned, implemented and progress assessed in three phases over a five-year period, with continued cycles of assessment and improvement thereafter.
Nationwide, 293 communities representing 75 million people have received the Age-Friendly designation from AARP. Learn more at aarp.org/agefriendly or aarp.org/livable.
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