What Makes Florida Age Friendly?

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities encourages states, cities, towns and rural areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Launched in April 2012, the network operates under the auspices of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.

AARP Florida is pleased to have wonderful partners statewide to make the Sunshine State more age friendly to residents of all ages and abilities. Our primary partner is the Florida State Department of Elder Affairs, which has a fantastic Community for a Lifetime page that is full of resources and tips to help you age independently in your home for as long as your are able.

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On April 23, 2019, Gov. Ron DeSantis designated the State of Florida to be more age friendly.

<a href="https://cdn.states.aarp.psdops.com/9e/0c/f7f8784698c28606f187782bff60/governor-ron-desantis-letter.pdf" target="_blank" link-data="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"0000016a-99ef-d810-a3ee-bdef799e0000","_type":"ae3387cc-b875-31b7-b82d-63fd8d758c20"},"cms.content.publishDate":1558978527041,"cms.content.publishUser":{"_ref":"00000169-00ed-d688-a37f-e4ffee810000","_type":"6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc"},"cms.content.updateDate":1558978527041,"cms.content.updateUser":{"_ref":"00000169-00ed-d688-a37f-e4ffee810000","_type":"6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc"},"link":{"target":"NEW","attributes":[],"url":"https://cdn.states.aarp.psdops.com/9e/0c/f7f8784698c28606f187782bff60/governor-ron-desantis-letter.pdf","_id":"0000016a-fa5c-d49e-abff-fade60370000","_type":"ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a"},"linkText":"• The governor's letter to AARP State Director Jeff Johnson","theme.00000168-dd17-d487-a96e-df5fe51c0000.:core:link:Link.hbs._template":null,"_id":"0000016a-fa5c-d49e-abff-fade60330000","_type":"809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288"}">• The governor's letter to AARP State Director Jeff Johnson</a>
• Letters of support from statewide community partners
<a href="https://cdn.states.aarp.psdops.com/fc/1f/d4289ea54b4297d16b7f6a1e0406/florida-state-membership-application-final.docx" target="_blank" link-data="{"cms.site.owner":{"_ref":"0000016a-99ef-d810-a3ee-bdef799e0000","_type":"ae3387cc-b875-31b7-b82d-63fd8d758c20"},"cms.content.publishDate":1558978618279,"cms.content.publishUser":{"_ref":"00000169-00ed-d688-a37f-e4ffee810000","_type":"6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc"},"cms.content.updateDate":1558978618279,"cms.content.updateUser":{"_ref":"00000169-00ed-d688-a37f-e4ffee810000","_type":"6aa69ae1-35be-30dc-87e9-410da9e1cdcc"},"link":{"target":"NEW","attributes":[],"url":"https://cdn.states.aarp.psdops.com/fc/1f/d4289ea54b4297d16b7f6a1e0406/florida-state-membership-application-final.docx","_id":"0000016a-fa5d-d1f6-ab6a-fbddccd70000","_type":"ff658216-e70f-39d0-b660-bdfe57a5599a"},"linkText":"• State application to the Age-Friendly Network","theme.00000168-dd17-d487-a96e-df5fe51c0000.:core:link:Link.hbs._template":null,"_id":"0000016a-fa5d-d1f6-ab6a-fbddccd40000","_type":"809caec9-30e2-3666-8b71-b32ddbffc288"}">• State application to the Age-Friendly Network</a>
• Department of Elder Affairs & AARP Florida co-branded Age-Friendly Florida fact sheet
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