Community Development


Age-Friendly Network of States and Communities Enrollment Certificate

Age-Friendly Cedar Rapids

In December 2019, the City of Cedar Rapids joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining approximately 400 other communities across the country who are committed to making their communities livable for residents of all ages, from the cradle through retirement.
By joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) Age-Friendly Communities Network, Cedar Rapids has taken the next step toward enhancing the quality of life in our community for people of all ages and abilities. This process began with the age-friendly survey conducted by AARP in early 2019. The survey overview was presented at a community livability discussion and can be seen here: Livability Presentation April 2019. Key topics that emerged from the discussion were: 

  • Senior Center
  • Transportation needs
  • Technology help for seniors
  • Community WiFi
  • Social isolation

AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:

 What is your neighborhood's LIVABILITY INDEX SCORE

In the summer and fall of 2021, we will be collecting data and learning from our community about ways to increase the livability of Cedar Rapids across the age spectrum. Stay tuned for updates!

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