Newport Makes Progress Towards Becoming an Age-Friendly Community

21.5 percent of Newport residents are over the age of 60, and the percentage of the older population could double by 2040 if state trends continue.

At a March 21, 2019 workshop, the city council continued its consideration of becoming an AARP designated “Age-Friendly Community.”

A recent Newport City Council workshop on age-friendliness

Maureen Maigret reviews the city’s Comprehensive Land Use plan and its alignment with age-friendly areas of focus.

For more information, please read and share the recent story, Is Newport an Age-Friendly City? as reported by Newport Daily News writer Sean Flynn:

Interested to learn more about the Newport For All Ages initiative?  Please contact Project Coordinator Mary Alice Smith ( for information about how you can get involved.