World Health Organization (WHO)
A growing number of cities and communities worldwide are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents. The WHO Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities (the Network) was established to foster the exchange of experience and mutual learning between cities and communities worldwide.
Cities and communities in the Network are of different sizes and are located in different parts of the world. Their efforts to become more age-friendly take place within very diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts. What all members of the Network do have in common is the desire and commitment to promote healthy and active ageing and a good quality of life for their older residents. LEARN MORE.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Communities in the AARP age-friendly network are not retirement villages, gated developments, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Membership in the network does not mean that the community is, currently, "age-friendly" or a great place to retire.
Membership in the network is not an endorsement by AARP.
What membership does mean is that a community's elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NETWORK.