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The AARP Bulletin

Residents are coming together to perform "walk audits" in their communities. When they did so in Birmingham, they helped improve street safety in the city.
Several organizations are working on boosting nutrition or improving outdoor spaces, aided by AARP Community Challenge grants. Among the winners:
People with disabilities and older adults often lose the right to make major decisions about their own lives, as guardians or conservators step in. But under a new state law approved after an advocacy campaign by AARP Alabama and disability organizations, a less-restrictive option now exists.
Personal financial papers are gold to criminals looking to steal your identity or clean out your bank accounts.
The Alabama Legislature convenes in March, and AARP Alabama plans to push several issues during the 2023 legislative session.
With pedestrians facing dangers on roadways with no sidewalks, AARP Alabama is encouraging residents to conduct walk audits that evaluate the safety—or lack of it—in their communities. Audit findings are shared with elected officials and other local leaders.
Alabamians will vote Tuesday, Nov. 8, for governor, lieutenant governor, a U.S. senator, all seven U.S. House members, all members of the state legislature, and other statewide and local officials.
A new law will create a registry to single out people who have been implicated in cases of elder abuse.
When Alabamians vote in the spring primary (planned for May 24), they will face tighter restrictions on voting absentee.
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