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AARP Kentucky is pleased to welcome the City of Louisville into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city is the 120 th to join the national network and the fourth in Kentucky with Berea, Bowling Green and Lexington.
Affiliated with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities ®, the network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities. Through the network, Louisville city leaders will have access to global resources on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities and around the world.
The University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging will serve as the host organization on this initiative and will oversee the development and implementation of an action, implementation and evaluation plan to make Louisville more age-friendly.
“I look forward to working closely with the mayor and the University of Louisville Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging to help Louisville residents continue to pursue their best lives, while remaining safe, comfortable and engaged in their community. They’ll be a fine role model for additional communities throughout Kentucky,” said AARP Kentucky State President, Jim Kimbrough.