A livable community is one that is safe and secure. It offers choices in where to live and how to get around.
Policymakers on the federal, state, and local levels have important roles in designing livable communities where residents of all ages can participate fully.
Housing is central to community and individual well-being. The type and location of a home can affect almost every aspect of a person’s life.
People of all ages and ability levels need safe, decent, and affordable housing that will enable them to continue living safely in their homes and communities as they get older.
Transportation is a vital link that connects people to their communities. Older adults need a variety of convenient and safe transportation options.
People of all ages, ability levels, and incomes need a variety of safe, affordable, and convenient transportation options in their communities.
Older adults are major contributors to the U.S. economy through consumer spending. It is important that this spending take place in a safe and fair marketplace.
These principles provide a flexible framework that applies to all consumer products and services.
Consumer spending is responsible for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic output. Older adults are responsible for a disproportionate share of consumer spending.
The following principles guide AARP’s efforts to promote and sustain individual and population health and improve the health care system by ensuring access to equitable, high-quality, affordable ca