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LIVABLE COMMUNITIES


Image of the state of Florida.  There are 5.5 million Floridians who are 60 years of age or older.  Florida ranks first in the nation in the percentage of residents who are 65 years of age or older.  There are 1.9 million Floridians who are 75 years of age or older and there are 560,000 Floridians who are 85 years of age or older.  Individuals who are 100 years of age or older make up the fastest growing age group in Florida

Governor DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Nuñez envision a Florida where older Floridians are not just living but living well. On April 23, 2019, Florida was designated an Age-Friendly State. Florida is the largest state in the nation to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

What is a livable community? It is a community that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Through the Age-Friendly process, our great state will work to establish Livable Florida – a place people of all ages will want to call home!


RESOURCES

To learn more about each of the 8 domains, please click on the following link:8 Domains of Livability

To see the current list of communities in Florida that have earned the Age-Friendly designation, please click on the following link: Age-Friendly in Florida

To learn more about how to create a livable community and access tool kits and resources created by AARP, please click on the following link: ToolKits & Resources

To share ideas for a Livable Florida or to share success stories, please follow this link. 8 Domains of a Libable Community - AARP Florida logo | Florida Department of Elder Affairs logo. Community scene with information regarding each of the 8 domains of livability.
-  Community Support & Health System Domain - Access to affordable, person-centered health care and social services to promote active and independent living.
-  Housing Domain - Appropriate and affordable housing that promotes and supports aging in place.
-  Transportation Domain - Safe and reliable transportation options to increase mobility and community participation.
-  Communication & Information Domain - Increased access to information through various methods including print, tv, and digital.
-  Respect and Social Inclusion Domain - Actively promotes, engages, and celebrates the valuable contributions of all adults in the community.
-  Civic Participation & Employment Domain - Opportunities to contribute in the workplace and volunteer to make a difference in the community.
-  Social Participation Domain - Easy access to social and cultural activities for increased quality of life.
-  Outdoor Spaces & Buildings Domain - Accessible, inviting, and safe outdoor spaces and buildings that encourage active participation and recreation.