Community Competition

Greater Phoenix
Age-Friendly Community Competition

The Arizona Age-Friendly Network promotes meaningful connections among all generations. These connections support each person sharing their skills and time with their community. Since 2011, the network has worked with communities to enhance and create opportunities to bring together people of all ages. The age-friendly community competition began in 2014 as a way to celebrate the great work already underway. This year, the competition will offer one $5,000 grant and one $2,500 grant to support the awardees in becoming even more age-friendly. The awards will be presented at the Going Places conference on May 6, 2015 at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A press conference will be held for the winners of the competition as well. Please click here for more information and to submit your entry online.


Every community has assets and strengths that make people want to continue calling that neighborhood home. Whether it’s friends next door or a beloved park down the street, residents cherish what makes their community special. We invite every community to explore what can be done to make their neighborhoods more age-friendly, or even better places for older adults to live.

Changes can be simple, such as forming a walking club, or they can take more time, such as establishing a village. Villages are membership-based organizations where the residents define what they need in order to remain living at home. Three communities have made a commitment to enhance the opportunities people over 60 have to be involved and support their neighbors. Phoenix, Tempe, and the Northwest Valley all have projects underway. Please visit their pages to get up-to-date information, including how to get involved.

The work of these communities is targeted to specific neighborhoods. If you live in a different area, please contact us to see how you can mobilize your neighborhood. Your community can become part of the Regional Age-Friendly Network. As part of the network, you can learn what’s working in other areas and share your successes. Together, we are ensuring we can enjoy what’s best about our communities for years to come.

Please contact Amy St. Peter, MAG Human Services and Special Projects Manager, for more details at

About Us

The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

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Maricopa Association of Governments
302 North 1st Avenue, suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona  85003

Phone: 602-452-5074
Fax: 602-254-6490

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