Knowing how to care for our community requires up-to-date information. Here you will find studies and research that can help enhance the opportunities of Arizona’s age-friendly initiative.

2018 Home and Community Preferences: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus

There’s no place like home. A new AARP survey of adults shows that 3 out of 4 adults age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities as they age—yet many don’t see that happening for them.

AARP Livability Index

The Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.

Gauging Aging: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Aging in America

This report provides a detailed understanding of what those communicating about aging are up against in public thinking, as well as a set of research-based recommendations to inform future communications in this field.

How to Talk About Caregiving: A Behavioral Guide to Having a Conversation

As an increasing number of Baby Boomers reach the point in their lives where they may require assistance from others, caregiving has become one of the most critical public policy questions facing our society.

Livability for All in Tucson, AZ An Age-Friendly Community Survey of Residents Age 50 Plus

A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. Once in place, those resources enhance personal independence; allow residents to age in place; and foster resident' engagement in the community's civic, economic, and social life.

Livability for All: The 2016 AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey of Phoenix, Arizona Residents Age 50-Plus

A livable community provides resources that allow residents to age-in-place, and fosters residents' engagement in their community's civic, economic, and social life. The 2016 AARP Age-Friendly Community Survey of Phoenix, Arizona Residents Age 50-Plus was commissioned to help Phoenix decision makers achieve the goal of livability.

Mobility & Aging in Rural America: The Role for Innovation: New report from GIA

A new report from Grantmakers In Aging (GIA), explores the exciting possibilities for collaboration across the philanthropy, social services, automotive, and technology sectors to improve quality of life and empower millions of people of all ages and abilities in rural America.

Preparing for Longevity Checklist

What to consider at every stage of retirement: Planning for the future, Medicare and required distributions, Social Security and withdrawal strategy.

Strategies to Support Working Caregivers

Due to dramatic increases in life expectancy and declines in the birth rate, older Americans make up a larger share of the population than ever before — and this trend is accelerating. As a result, the need for elder care is reaching unprecedented levels, leading to rapid growth in the number of employees who also provide care.