The World Health Organization’s Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities helps cities create urban environments that allow seniors to remain active and healthy participants in society. Key areas age-friendly cities must address to meet WHO standards include access to public transportation, appropriate housing, community support, and health services.

Cities and communities in the network can be any size and are located all over the world. The network currently includes 1000 communities in 41 countries, encompassing 240 million people worldwide.

Efforts to become more age-friendly take place within diverse cultural and socio-economic contexts. All members of the network have committed to create physical and social urban environments that promote healthy and active aging and good quality of life for their older residents.

The AARP also operates a Network of Age-Friendly Communities under the auspices of the WHO Global Network and based on its eight domains of livability, including outdoor spaces and public buildings, civic participation and employment, and respect and social inclusion.

Marin County Age-Friendly Cities

As of October 2020, nine of the 11 incorporated cities and towns in Marin County have joined the WHO/AARP Age-Friendly Network and are part of the Age-Friendly Marin Network.

View more information on Marin’s age-friendly communities, and how you can get involved, here.