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    Age-Friendly Communities
    Age-Friendly Communities are a global initiative by the World Health Organization to prepare cities for the rapid aging of populations and increasing urbanization. Well-designed, livable communities help sustain economic growth and make for happier, healthier residents of all ages. The City of Grand Rapids is in the preliminary stage to become an Age-Friendly Community.
    Eight Domains of Livability
    Age-Friendly Communities focus on improvements in eight domains that influence the health and quality of life of older adults:


    AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey
    In 2016, AARP researchers conducted a survey of adults age 50-plus living in the City of Grand Rapids. Topics included their perceptions of the community on features and services related to the eight Domains of Livability, as well as demographic questions. The full survey report and summary infographic are available below.