— AARP CT Livable Communities Grant application for PDF AARP CT Livable Communities Grant Request for Proposal Program open to 501 (c)(3) or 501 (c)(4) non-profits and government entities located in Connecticut • Projects must be completed within 12 months • Application deadline is September 24, 2018 AARP Connecticut is expanding on the national AARP Community Challenge with the launch of the local “Livable Communities Grant Program” dedicated to fund “quick-action” projects in Connecticut communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s Livable …

— AARP is working to make North Carolina communities better places for people of all ages.  Two major Triad Counties, Guilford and Forsyth have recently joined AARP’s Network of Age Friendly Communities and are working on changes that will make it easier for people to age in place. Neighboring Rockingham County is also working on improvements. To help the County set the right priorities, the Rockingham County Planning Committee for Services to the Elderly is asking for your input in assessing …

— For the third year in a row AARP New Mexico will have a presence at the Santa Fe Indian Market, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18th and 19th, with some fun and unique events planned at its booth, located near the event bandstand. “AARP has had such an enjoyable time visiting with both the artists and Indian Market’s visitors, that there was no question we’d come back for another year,” said Gene Varela, AARP New Mexico State Director. “Of course we …

— Guest story by Theresa Strong, RSVP Manager, Community Renewal Team Volunteerism is a cornerstone of AARP’s service to Connecticut communities of all ages and we at the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) know that the AARP community is a great place to showcase volunteer opportunities in Greater Hartford  – opportunities that make our communities more livable for everyone. We are now seeking volunteers age 55+ to serve in our signature program, READs, for the 2018-19 school year. The RSVP READs …

— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger Michigan for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!   EVENTS AUGUST Tuesday, August 21  –  Free Screening of Juliet, Naked. AARP members & a guest are invited to a free screening of Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. …

— Urban Bicycling can be enjoyed by everyone. AARP knows that it is more important than ever to have options for how you get around your community, so we’ve partnered with the City of Sacramento to bring their Urban Bicycling 101 class to you! This class will help you ride safely and effectively—whether its’ to work, to the store, to the park, or just a leisurely ride around your neighborhood. Urban Bicycling 101 is like Driver’s Ed for cyclists. This class …

— Get a glimpse of what Oahu’s recreational future might be when three of Honolulu’s South Shore parks are temporarily linked for a day, a first step in creating a Lei of Parks that could eventually stretch from Waikīkī to Nānākuli. Walk, bike and enjoy family-friendly activities at Ala Moana Beach Park, Kewalo Basin Park and Kaka‘ako Waterfront Park on Saturday, September 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Temporary signs, ground chalk stencils, and traffic controls will allow people to …

— Did you know that New Yorkers 50 and over make up 35% of our population but the households they head generate 50% of our GDP? That’s an over $700 billion annual contribution to the state’s economy. Making New York the kind of place where we want to stay, to age, to retire is an essential business mandate for all of us. Our neighborhoods and our livelihoods depend on it. The good news is that almost nine in every 10 of …

— ASHEVILLE — The irony was perfect: outside the front door of Asheville’s NC Stage Company, teenagers were skateboarding down Walnut Street, an elder’s classic stereotype of adolescence if there ever was one. Inside, a different group of teens (and elders) were creating and putting on a performance––“Mind the Gap”––about breaking down such stereotypes. “Mind the Gap” is a performance that changes with each group, because it is created from the stories of individuals within that group. The “gap” refers to …

— AARP Connecticut today announced the addition of Anna Doroghazi as Associate State Director, Advocacy and Outreach. She will be responsible for developing and executing state and community advocacy campaigns on behalf of the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization’s nearly 600,000 members in Connecticut. At AARP our mission is to empower people to choose how they live as they age. Through local lifestyle discounts, learning opportunities, community service and advocacy, AARP strengthens communities and fights for the issues that impact people such as …