PRESS RELEASE
City of Centerville Receives AARP Age-Friendly Community Designation
Centerville, GA (August 31, 2021) – On August 25, 2021, the City of Centerville joined the
AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. This network encourages
elected officials and local leaders to focus on and strengthen the features and services that
help make communities livable for residents of all ages.
Centerville’s goal is to ensure our active, forward-thinking community is dedicated to
creating opportunities for residents – including our aging population. Centerville is a
community that has always had a robust senior population, but we find our quality-of-life
initiatives are enjoyable for all ages.
Centerville Mayor John Harley said he is “particularly pleased that AARP has recognized
Centerville as an age-friendly community. This designation recognizes our continuing
efforts to provide a community for all our citizens.” He continues, “Congratulations
citizens of Centerville. You have earned this distinction.”
“The City of Centerville’s membership into the Age-Friendly Network reinforces its
commitment to becoming more accessible, convenient, and, ultimately, more livable for
residents of all ages and abilities. We appreciate the support of Mayor Harley and his
team for helping us bring this vision to fruition,” said AARP Georgia State Director
Debra Tyler-Horton.
About AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities: Launched in April 2012,
the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities is an organizational affiliate
of the World Health Organization Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and
Communities, a program launched in 2006. Through the age-friendly program, AARP
helps participating communities to become more livable and age-friendly by creating
safer and more walkable streets, needed housing and transportation options, better access
to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities.