Age-Friendlier Homes, Communities

Posted on 09/1/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

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In cooperation with AARP Maine, Governing magazine will host a forum on Sept. 19 for legislators, city officials, educators and other leaders to brainstorm ways to make communities throughout the state more age-friendly.

The forum will address how to design homes that make it easier for residents to age in place, improve transportation for those who don’t drive, lower public health costs and create meaningful opportunities to volunteer.

“Participants will propose action steps that can help people age comfortably in their homes, neighborhoods, cities and towns,” said Jane Margesson, AARP associate state director for communications.

The group’s recommendations will be posted at aarp.org/me. To get involved in making your community more age-friendly, email aarpme@aarp.org or call 866-554-5380 toll-free.

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