Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
These principles provide a flexible framework that applies to all consumer products and services:
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
Promote transparency—proper accountability and oversight of government spending requires a transparent budget process negotiated by elected off
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to increase the accountability of government officials, promote access, and encourage civic engagement.
These principles reflect AARP's vision for reforming the financing and delivery of long-term services and supports (LTSS) to promote consumer independence, choice, dig