The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities serves as a catalyst to educate local leaders (both elected officials and engaged residents) and encourage them to implement the types of changes that make communities more livable for people of all ages, especially older adults. The network provides cities, towns, counties, and states with the resources to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, planning models, and best practices.
Membership in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities means that a community’s elected leadership has made a commitment to actively work with residents and local advocates to make their town, city, county, or state an age-friendly place to live.
As part of being a member of this network, the City of Stevens Point is tasked to create a committee that focuses on ways to make Stevens Point more livable for people of all ages. The charge of this committee is to research, recommend, and support new City policies and strategies aimed at addressing AARP’s Eight Domains of Livability: Outdoor Spaces and Buildings.; Transportation; Housing; Social Participation; Respect and Social Inclusion; Work and Civic Engagement; Communication and Information; and Community and Health Services.