A healthy community is one that enables people to maintain a high quality of life and productivity. A livable community is one that has affordable and appropriate housing, supportive community features and services, and adequate mobility options, which together facilitate personal independence and the engagement of residents in civic and social life.
As a result of our research, provided below is a list of characteristics we have determined make up a Healthy and Livable community:
- Maximizes opportunities for physical activity, recreation, and healthy lifestyles
- Creates aging-friendly environments and better prospects to “age in community”
- Reinforces initiatives that support public safety
Please feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel we missed any key characteristics!