A Report on Priorities for America’s Mayors
The US Conference of Mayors and AARP
AARP has joined with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to engage in a robust dialogue about how we can address the challenges posed by an aging population. Our nation’s seismic demographic shift is underway, and we need action from our leaders to rethink and reshape our communities.
People of all ages want to live in a place where they can feel safe, find a good job, raise a healthy family, get around easily and feel like a part of the community. And we at AARP know from talking to our 38 million members that these elements of “livable communities” are especially important for older Americans who want and deserve to stay in their homes and communities as they age.
“In the end, it turns out, what’s best for the quality of life is much the same for our oldest citizens as it is for our youngest and everyone in between. Making cities more livable for our older citizens, ultimately, makes cities more livable for all of us.”
Report credits: US Conference of Mayors and AARP