Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is home to the city of Pittsburgh and 1.2 million people—16.8 percent of whom are age 65 or older. Nearly half of the county’s residents age 75 or older live alone. The county and city each joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015. This initiative, called Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh, is
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With about 750,000 residents, Seattle, Washington, is the largest city in Washington state and makes up almost half the population of King County. In February, the Seattle area became the first epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the United States. The city joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2016. The region’s age-friendly
Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham of East Point, Georgia, knows firsthand entrepreneurship is the key to a thriving community. Understanding entrepreneurship’s impact on people is something she learned from growing up watching the positive influence of her father’s small business, a family construction company, on their community. “He created jobs. He provided job training by literally
At Tyler Technologies, we’ve long believed that cities are essential. It is not even possible to envision life in America without cities and the local government agencies that keep them running. Right now, we are aware of the new and urgent challenges our cities face. From the recent need to pivot to remote operations, to uncertainties
A coastal city located 60 miles south of Boston, New Bedford, Massachusetts, was world-famous in the 19th century for the fleets of whaling ships sailing out of its port. It is home to about 95,000 people, 15 percent of whom are age 65 or older. New Bedford joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities
Maine is the nation’s most rural state, and like most communities there Bowdoinham is small (population: 3,000) with many older residents (median age 43.7). Bowdoin College is located just south in Brunswick. Bowdoinham joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015 and named its local initiative Age-Friendly Bowdoinham. The Challenge “During the first few weeks
Located on the Gulf Coast, Sarasota County, Florida is home to about 415,000 people —roughly 56,000 in the city of Sarasota. The county has a median age of 56.5—one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country, with 27 percent aged 65 or older. It joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015.
We are living in trying times. First Covid-19, now the righteous upswell of the Black Lives Matter movement in response to police brutality and generations of institutional and structural racism. Our cities will be in crisis for the foreseeable future. As mayors, your residents are looking to you to lead, to listen, and chart a
Countless written guides exist for re-opening a restaurant, furniture store, salon or gym. These guides are essential aids to the businesspeople who might not otherwise know how to prevent COVID-19 spread. We want these businesses open – albeit safely – to refuel our local economies. However, there is very little guidance offered to local and
Over 650,000 people reside in the city of Portland, Oregon which makes up the vast majority of the 900,00 people who reside in Multnomah County, home to about 800,000 people. In 2012, Portland was among a handful of US cities to participate in a global predecessor to the U.S.-based AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.