Policymakers should expand opportunities for people to volunteer in their communities. This includes older adults and people with disabilities.
Food and nutrition programs should have adequate funding to engage in robust outreach efforts.
Policymakers should enact comprehensive planning statutes, regulations, and incentives that promote:
Policymakers should identify and take steps to mitigate potential natural hazards.
Funding for livable communities projects should be sufficient to:
Policymakers should use funding mechanisms aligned with AARP’s Taxation Principles
Any public-private partnerships must ensure full accountability to the public.
Policymakers should establish requirements or provide incentives for universal design features to be incorporated into homes.
Funding should be provided for homeowners to repair, modify, and make the residences of older homeowners with low incomes more energy efficient.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.