Useful Links

WHO’s Age-Friendly Cities Checklist
As part of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities project, the Checklist of Essential Features of Age-friendly Cities was developed to provide communities with a starting point to evaluate their own community and identify key areas of focus when developing an age-friendly place. 

WHO’s Age-Friendly World Website
Visit WHO’s “Age-Friendly World" website to learn more about the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities and age-friendly activities around the globe. 

AARP's Livable Communities Page
Visit this page for a collection of links and information pertaining to "livability."

AARP’s Livability Index
How livable is your community? The Livability Index, developed by the AARP Public Policy Institute, measures quality of life in several areas: housing, transportation, neighborhood characteristics, environment, health, opportunity, and civic and social engagement. An interactive, easily navigated website, the Index allows users to compare communities, adjust scores based on personal preferences, and learn how to take action to make their communities more livable.

Multnomah County's Age-Friendly Information Page

Info Video: The Big Idea in 4 Minutes – Coming of Age in America
What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society where half the citizens are over the age of 50? Never in human history has this been our reality. And it's not just Americans. Europe, China, Japan -- we are an aging globe. “Coming of Age in Aging America” is a PBS documentary broadcast, multi-platform media and public engagement project that urges a national conversation about our new reality.