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WalkBoston has published an Age-Friendly Walking framework for planning and building communities that are walkable for people of all ages.

Walkability is key to ensuring that seniors can age in place; maintain good physical, cognitive and mental health; access important goods and services; remain socially and civically active; and maintain physical and economic mobility.

The framework includes policy actions and infrastructure improvements that will help to make communities more walkable. The guidance documents can help residents and municipal staff take actions that will create accessible sidewalks and streets that are safe and welcoming for people of all ages.

WalkBoston is a statewide organization that aims to make walking safer and easier throughout Massachusetts. For more information, visit

Download 8 Infrastructure Improvements to Help Older Adults Age in Community

Download 8 Municipal Policies to Help Older Adults Age in Community