Livable Communities – Assessment

Conducting an Assessment

Areas of Intervention to Create Livable Communities – Early on, it is necessary to conduct a regional or local assessment to:

  • Identify areas for policy and programmatic intervention, and
  • Determine if additional data collection is needed to understand a given community’s facilitators and barriers to aging in place.



Some tools to conduct an initial community assessment are listed below. Many provide low-cost methods for local governments to begin examining the needs of their aging population. Which assessment tools are best applied in which settings is discussed in a recently published community assessment guide.