— AARP Funds Age-Friendly Hackathon to Make Communities More Livable [SEATTLE, WA] —AARP Washington announces the City of Seattle, in partnership with Sound Generations, has been selected to receive a grant from the AARP Community Challenge for their hackathon dubbed A City for All. “Making Seattle the leader among Age Friendly cities is a primary goal of mine,” Councilmember Sally Bagshaw said in a statement. “This hackathon will bring together our tech savvy community, as well as those of us who …

— (Ridgeland, MS) — The city of Gulfport has won the AARP Community Challenge, which aims to create change and improve quality of life at the community level. Gulfport won for its proposal to develop a Bark Park. Each winning project throughout the nation was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “We are proud to announce that the city of Gulfport is the winner of the first …

— AARP Indiana has announced two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning organizations include the Kokomo YMCA and the Fort Wayne Active Living Coalition. Each project was fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “The great communities we have across Indiana weren’t created overnight,” said Sarah Waddle, state director for AARP Indiana. “It took time to …

— Este domingo, 17 de septiembre de 10:00 a.m. a 15:00 p.m. únete a AARP en “Viva Calle San José” en San José, California. Viva Calle (#VivaCalleSJ) es un evento gratuito que abre más de 7 millas de calles libres de vehículos para que la gente pueda andar a pie, en bicicleta, patinar, jugar y explorar la ciudad como nunca antes. No es una carrera, no hay comienzo o meta final y no necesitas de una bicicleta para participar – ¡puedes caminar …

— AARP Hawaii announces two winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “The two Hawaii projects that AARP Hawaii is funding will help educate people – young and old – about making Honolulu a more livable and age-friendly city,” said Barbara Kim Stanton, state director of AARP …

—   AARP New York Announces Funding for Three Quick Action Community Projects AARP New York announced three winners for the AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community-level. The winning projects include the Village of Middleburgh, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and the City of Newburgh. Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “From art installations to …

— 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 New Hampshire announces its winner for the first-ever AARP Community Challenge, aiming to create change and improve quality of life at the community level.  The winner in New Hampshire is the Mount Washington Valley Housing Coalition in Conway.  Each project was partially or fully funded through the AARP Community Challenge grant and is set to be completed by November 1, 2017. “Great communities require careful planning and time, but quick action projects such as the one in Conway can …

— Join AARP on Sunday, September 17th from 10AM-3PM at #VivaCalleSJ in San Jose, California. Viva Calle is a FREE event that opens over 7 miles of car free streets to bring people to walk, bike, skate, play and explore the city like never before. It is not a race, there is no start or finish line, and you don’t need a bike to participate – you can walk if you want! AARP will be located at the Mexican Heritage Plaza …

— By Ann Hardie Jim Abu-Staiti remembers when he was a child and people young and old romped and moseyed in Macon’s Tattnall Square Park. With major improvements in recent years, the 16-acre green space in this quaint city is once again the playground for Maconites of all ages. Where Abu-Staiti once hunted for Easter eggs and splashed in the park’s wading pool is now the place he shops for fresh vegetables at a farmers market on Wednesdays and takes yoga …