Millinocket was recently added to AARP’s Age Friendly Communities List
Millinocket recently was named an Age Friendly Community by AARP. Millinocket is the 64th town in Maine to be recognized as Age Friendly. Thanks to the hard work of Thrive Penobscot, Jane Danforth, Cody McEwen and the entire Millinocket Age Friendly Committee for making this happen.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make communities supportive for residents of all ages. The network provides cities, towns, counties and states throughout the U.S. with the resources to become more age-friendly by tapping into national and global research, planning models and best practices.
As the population of the United States ages and people live healthier, more active and longer lives, communities must adapt. Well-designed, livable communities promote health and sustain economic growth, and they make for happier, healthier residents — of all ages. Being added to this list means that the community’s elected leadership has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages.
The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities is the United States affiliate of the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program, an international effort launched in 2006 to help cities prepare for rapid population aging and the parallel trend of urbanization. The program has participating communities in more than 20 nations, as well as 10 affiliates representing more than 1,000 communities.