Johnson County recognized as age-friendly community by AARP; First county to be designated in Iowa

Johnson County was recently recognized by AARP as an age-friendly community and was officially accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Johnson County is the first...Read more

What is a livable community?

Johnson County is a livable community that offers:

  •     health and supportive services
  •     transportation and mobility options
  •     affordable and appropriate housing
  •     community and economic development
  •     cultural, volunteer, life-long learning and employment opportunities and
  •     public safety

Together these attributes facilitate personal independence and the engagement of residents in civic and social life.

A livable community is where everyone can age successfully, which is defined as living as vital a life as possible with the opportunity to flourish in the community. Successful aging is characterized by:

  •     supportive relationships with family and friends
  •     optimal mental and physical health
  •     community involvement
  •     new learning experiences
  •     a sense of purpose and meaning of life

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