Community Development

IA Cedar Rapids 10.12.2022 signed action plan certificate
Age-Friendly Cedar Rapids

Visit Mobile CR to learn how you can use the City's new mobile application to see the City and Community Events Calendar.  

Friends at the Lodge 
Friends at the Lodge

The City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department invites adults ages 55 and over to gather with their friends, meet new ones, and have coffee at the Jones Park Lodge, 2901 Fruitland Boulevard SW.
More information is available at Friends at the Lodge

Save the date: Cedar Rapids' Downtown Healthiest State Walk -Oct. 2, 2024

Monday Group Walks will resume in Spring 2024! 
All are welcome to join a NEW Monday downtown walking group starting June 26, 2023.  Walkers can meet outside UFG Wellness Center, 201 2nd Street SE  at 12:15 for a 1.25 mile walk.  View the walk flier.

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Study Graphic

The Dual Use Facility Feasibility study survey is now closed. Over 2,700 responses were received. The survey results will be analyzed and posted on the Dual Use Facility Feasibility Study page.

Age-Friendly Housing
Age-Friendly Cedar Rapids strives to continue providing a variety of housing choices to accommodate a range of life stages, incomes, and preferences. ADUs are one way to support affordable housing choices for all ages. Find out more on the What are ADUs? page. 

Age-Friendly Action Plan 
The draft Age-Friendly Action Plan was open for feedback the month of August 2022. On Sept. 13, 2022 City Council unanimously approved adopting the Cedar Rapids' Age-Friendly Action Plan. The plan contains 20 goals and 47 action steps in eight livability domains that strongly impact community well-being.

2023 Age-Friendly Action Plan updates

Age-Friendly Action Plan


Thanks for sharing your thoughts. The Age-Friendly Action Plan survey and Ideas Wall were open from Dec. 6, 2021- Feb. 12, 2022. Click the button below to see a summary of community feedback. In August 2022 a draft Age-Friendly Action Plan will be available for review.

    We love the age-friendly ideas sent to us from Cedar River Academy
              at Taylor Elementary School 

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In December 2019, the City of Cedar Rapids joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining approximately 400 other communities across the country who are committed to making their communities livable for residents of all ages, from the cradle through retirement. By joining the World Health Organization (WHO) and American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) Age-Friendly Communities Network, Cedar Rapids has taken the next step toward enhancing the quality of life in our community for people of all ages and abilities. This process began with the age-friendly survey conducted by AARP in early 2019. The survey overview was presented at a community livability discussion and can be seen here: Livability Presentation April 2019. Key topics that emerged from the discussion were: 

  • Multi-generational Center
  • Transportation needs
  • Technology help for seniors
  • Community WiFi
  • Social isolation
Watch videos on these age-friendly programs and services in Cedar Rapids. 

AARP defines livability using the 8 Domains of Livability:

Learn more:
Changing Demographics and Livable Communities Podcast

What is your neighborhood's  LIVABILITY INDEX SCORE

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