— Do you have ideas on how to make Southern New Hampshire communities more age friendly for all members?  AARP is collaborating with The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) to work on just that, as part of a “Becoming Age-Friendly” program. The concept of an age-friendly community is in part about adopting such features as: ·         Safe, walk-able streets ·         More housing and transportation options ·         Access to key services ·         Opportunities for residents to participate in community activities So …

— Age-Friendly Macon-Bibb is celebrating their milestone of continuous improvements as indicated by the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. Their designation as the country’s first Age-Friendly Community was approved in 2012 by the World Health Organization and AARP. This network serves as a catalyst to educate, encourage, promote and recognize improvements that make communities supportive for residents of all ages. The network provides U.S. cities, towns, and counties with the resources to become more Age-Friendly by tapping into national and global research, …

— Do you have ideas on how to make Southern New Hampshire communities more age friendly for all members?  AARP is collaborating with The Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission (SNHPC) to work on just that, as part of a “Becoming Age-Friendly” program. The concept of an age-friendly community is in part about adopting such features as: ·         Safe, walk-able streets ·         More housing and transportation options ·         Access to key services ·         Opportunities for residents to participate in community activities So …

— What do you do when your family members’ situation dramatically changes so that they cannot maintain their independence without assistance? What if it happens to a friend or neighbor? In what ways can we create more interdependent communities? Lane County resident, Jennifer Snyder, age 66, like many families, has taken on a caregiving role and is now looking at who will be there for her as she grows older. “We need help assessing the opportunities around us.” She lives within …

— AARP Idaho has been at the Idaho Capitol this week supporting some great measures to help the 50+. We testified in the Senate Transportation Committee on Thursday in favor of Senate Bill 1121 which creates a funding mechanism for future distribution to the Safe Routes to School Healthy Kids Program from potential state or other funding that will be deposited in the fund created by the State Treasury and distributed by the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council. This is a great start …

— By Robert Annis The day after his 75th birthday last April, Wayne Payne celebrated by riding his bicycle 75 miles, using the Cardinal Green­way, which runs from Richmond to Marion. “I can’t tell you how many people my age or older I see on the trail,” said Payne, a Muncie resident, who rides it at least four times a week during the warmer months. “I had a quadruple bypass in 1999, and riding a stationary bike was part of my …

— By Tim Poor Don Smith had never heard of jicama. Dennis Gibbons didn’t care for kale. But both men had their culinary worlds expanded through “What’s Cookin’ with AARP,” a series of free cooking classes being offered in the Springfield and Kansas City areas. “Coming from a meat-and- potatoes background, it really has opened my eyes to so many different styles of cooking,” said Smith, 68, a retired teacher and AARP community advocate who lives in Battlefield. Jicama, a root …

— Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities. You can connect with AARP at one of our Free Coffee Fridays to share your thoughts on building a more livable greater Milwaukee. You’ll receive a free coffee, a re-usable coffee sleeve and learn about …

— AARP LIVABLE COMMUNITIES NETWORK AWARD OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. BRIEF OVERVIEW: The AARP Livable Communities Network Award (“Promotion”) takes place between February 17 at 9:00am EST and February 28 at 11:59pm EST (“Promotion Period”). The Promotion consists of an award in which community organizations will be recognized for their work creating Livable Communities for adults aged 50 and over. AARP Network of …

— AARP Oregon is in your community. Our organization is more than just discounts and lobbying for older Americans. But, we realize that not everyone knows what we’re working on across the state, Eugene and Springfield. To allow the community a chance to get to know us better, AARP is coordinating a “community blitz,” in Eugene/Springfield on March 1-3, 2017. Events include a coffee and donuts session where we’ll talk about proposed changes to Medicare and how AARP is working to …