The goal of Westchester County’s award-winning “Livable Communities Initiative: A Vision for All Ages – Bringing People and Places Together” is to help seniors remain in their homes as they grow older with independence, dignity and civic engagement. Livable Communities are also friendly to people of all ages.

We previously created nine regional Livable Community Connection sites throughout Westchester. At this time, our initiative is unfolding through the Livable Community Village Approach – a “neighbors-helping-neighbors” program that teaches people of all generations how to empower themselves to become advocates for change.

Just a few features of livable communities are services provided by volunteers such as health and wellness programs, educational and cultural programs, support services such as accessible and adequate transportation, personal safety, consumer protection and advocacy for affordable housing and safe sidewalks and roads. 

Informational resources
Check out the links on this page to learn more about our programs, such as the Livable Communities Overview brochure. 

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Health for Life Program (HeLP) Workshops

Health for Life Program workshops help seniors learn how to better deal with chronic conditions such as arthritis, pain, high blood pressure and diabetes to enhance their quality of life.

Caregivers Coaching
Learn about our award-winning Caregiver Coach program, which is being replicated in other parts of the United States.

Care Circles of Westchester program
The Care Circles of Westchester program is the newest initiative under the big Livable Communities umbrella.

MAP: My Aging Plan
The MAP: My Aging Plan booklet guides you step-by-step through the process of aging successfully.

Speakers Bureau
Also give a look at our new Livable Communities Speakers Bureau where we’re asking people with expertise in various areas to sign up to present programs for Livable Community events.

Priority Pulse Survey Report
Results of the Priority Pulse Survey indicated that transportation is the greatest need of seniors today and their greatest anticipated need in the future.

We received special recognition from AARP when it identified us as one of three Livable Community models in the United States. Our program has also won many awards, including ones for innovation and groundbreaking work from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Association of Counties.

The Livable Communities initiative was launched in 2006, and is sponsored by:

For more information about Livable Communities, call (914) 813-6441 or send an e-mail to .