This event is hosted by AARP California as part of SV@Home’s Affordable Housing Month 2022


Join AARP California virtually on Thursday, May 5 @ 1 p.m. PT as we discuss AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages, an interactive online tool that evaluates the livability of neighborhoods across the United States and helps to identify gaps between what communities have and what their residents need to thrive. Community features analyzed by the Livability Index include critical services and amenities such as, housing, transportation, opportunities for engagement and more – all features that make a community livable and support residents as they age.

During this 45-minute session you will hear from Dr. Rodney Harrell, Vice President of Family, Home and Community at the AARP Public Policy Institute, as he gives a high-level overview of the Livability Index, provides exclusive insight on upcoming updates to the tool, and shares findings from a recent AARP report, “Which Older Adults Have Access to America’s Most Livable Neighborhoods?”. Attendees will also have an opportunity to ask Dr. Harrell questions.

This virtual event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is required.


More About the AARP Livability Index

The AARP Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages scores every neighborhood and community in the United States for services and amenities that affect people’s lives the most. The Index was first developed in 2015 by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) as a standard to help evaluate community policies, compare communities, and measure livability. In June 2018, the Index was relaunched with updated data and new site features.  

More About Dr. Rodney Harrell

Dr. Harrell leads AARP Public Policy Institute’s team of issue experts on long-term services, family caregiving and livable communities. Harrell’s research on housing preferences, neighborhood choice, and community livability are integral to the groundbreaking Livability Index, which measures the livability of every neighborhood and community in the United States.

May 5th
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Virtual Event