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Livable Florida

Governor DeSantis and Lieutenant Governor Nuñez envision a Florida where older Floridians are not just living but living well. On April 23, 2019, Florida was designated an Age-Friendly State. Florida is the largest state in the nation to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

What is a livable community? It is a community that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Through the Age-Friendly process, our great state will work to establish Livable Florida – a place people of all ages will want to call home!


To learn more about each of the 8 domains, please click on the following link:8 Domains of Livability

To see the current list of communities in Florida that have earned the Age-Friendly designation, please click on the following link: Age-Friendly in Florida

How does my community join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities?

To learn more about how to create a livable community and access tool kits and resources created by AARP, please click on the following link: ToolKits & Resources

To share ideas for a Livable Florida or to share success stories, please follow this link.

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  • To register to receive the bi-monthly Livable Florida e-newsletter, please send your contact information to: livableFL@elderaffairs.org

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8 Domains of a Libable Community - AARP Florida logo | Florida Department of Elder Affairs logo. Community scene with information regarding each of the 8 domains of livability.
-  Community Support & Health System Domain - Access to affordable, person-centered health care and social services to promote active and independent living.
-  Housing Domain - Appropriate and affordable housing that promotes and supports aging in place.
-  Transportation Domain - Safe and reliable transportation options to increase mobility and community participation.
-  Communication & Information Domain - Increased access to information through various methods including print, tv, and digital.
-  Respect and Social Inclusion Domain - Actively promotes, engages, and celebrates the valuable contributions of all adults in the community.
-  Civic Participation & Employment Domain - Opportunities to contribute in the workplace and volunteer to make a difference in the community.
-  Social Participation Domain - Easy access to social and cultural activities for increased quality of life.
-  Outdoor Spaces & Buildings Domain - Accessible, inviting, and safe outdoor spaces and buildings that encourage active participation and recreation.

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