Livability Index Week


The AARP Livability Index scores every neighborhood and community in the United States for the services and amenities that affect people’s lives the most.

Join us for “AARP Livability Index Week” on April 18-22 as we explore this groundbreaking tool live in a series of deep-dive conversations focused on three of the seven core elements of the Index – housing, transportation, and engagement.

You’ll hear from AARP experts, community members, and more about how the Index evaluates how well communities are meeting the current and future needs of people of all ages.

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AGENDA

APRIL 18, 2022
DAY 1: AARP LIVABILITY INDEX LAUNCH AND EXPANDING HOUSING OPTIONS THROUGH ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS (ADUS)

1:00-2:30pm ET

Join us for the official launch of the 2022 AARP Livability Index and see a demonstration of the redesigned site and the unveiling of the 2022 top scoring livable communities in the US. Take a closer look at one of the seven categories of livability, housing, and the benefits of accessory dwelling units for individuals and communities seeking reasonable and flexible housing options that meet the needs of families and older adults alike.

HOSTED BY: Rodney Harrell, Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP

Introduction to the 2022 AARP Livability Index

MODERATOR: Rodney Harrell, VP, Family, Home and Community, AARP

SPEAKERS:

Spotlight on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

SPEAKERS: Shannon Guzman, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP

ADU: One-on-One Conversation with an ADU Design Expert

MODERATOR: Rodney Harrell, Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP

SPEAKERS:

  • June Grant, Design Principal, blink!LAB
  • Other national industry experts

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bob Goldberg, CEO, National Association of REALTORS®

APRIL 19, 2022
DAY 2: CLOSED-DOOR SESSION FOR MEMBERS OF THE AARP NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY STATES AND COMMUNITIES (NAFSC)

3:00-4:00pm ET

Hosted by the AARP Livability Index project team and Bill Armbruster of AARP Livable Communities, this special session will explore how AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities (NAFSC) members can use the Index to help inform their efforts to improve livability in their communities .

APRIL 20, 2022
DAY 3: TRANSFORMING TRANSPORTATION

1:00-2:00pm ET

Day 3 will feature in-depth conversations on how livable communities provide their members with transportation options that connect people to social activities, economic opportunities and medical care.

HOSTED BY: Rodney Harrell, Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP

Transforming Transportation: What Makes Transportation Great?

SPEAKER: Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP

A Conversation About Transportation Options for People in Your Community

MODERATOR: Jana Lynott, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP

SPEAKERS:

  • Trayvond Jacobs, Executive Director, ITN Gateway
  • Peter Johnke, Deputy Director, Vermont Center for Independent Living in Montpelier
  • Carrie Diamond, Co-Director, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center

APRIL 21, 2022
DAY 4: CLOSED DOOR SESSION FOR MEMBERS OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS

1:00-2:00pm ET

Hosted by the AARP Livability Index team in partnership with the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), this special session will introduce the Index to NAR members and how the tool can benefit their clients.

APRIL 22, 2022
DAY 5: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
1:00-2:00pm ET

The final day of AARP Livability Index Week will focus on high-speed internet and how communities, especially those in rural areas, are increasing access and connectivity as a way to improve livability for residents.

HOSTED BY: Rodney Harrell, Vice President, Family, Home and Community, AARP

High Speed ​​Internet- How Communities are Making Their Own Connections

SPEAKER: Coralette Hannon, Senior Legislative Representative, AARP

Spotlight on AARP Activities in the Community

MODERATOR: Mike Watson, Director, Livable Communities, AARP

SPEAKERS:

  • Joy McGill, Associate State Director of Outreach, AARP Oklahoma
  • Brenda Price, Associate. State Director of Outreach, AARP Michigan

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Nicol Turner Lee, Director, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution

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