— AARP is accepting applications for the 2019 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone. Last year in North Dakota, Grand Forks, Buxton and Hettinger were each recipients of Community Challenge grants. There were 26 applications received from North Dakota. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and …

— AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019 Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:59 p.m. ET We know that it takes time to build great communities. But, we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. AARP launched the AARP Community Challenge to fund projects that build momentum for change in communities to improve livability for all local residents. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities.  Other …

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— Desde la atención en la sala de emergencias, hasta el monitoreo de pacientes a distancia, la telesalud está cambiando la manera en la que se provee atención médica en las comunidades del país. De acuerdo con la American Hospital Association (AHA, Asociación estadounidense de hospitales), la telesalud permite que más pacientes tengan acceso a la atención de rutina y especializada, al mismo tiempo que genera mayor satisfacción en los pacientes y mejora sus resultados. De hecho, en años recientes se …

— Parks and public places bring people together, help create a sense of place, and build community. Parks are the cornerstone of age-friendly and livable communities. Portland Parks & Recreation is already a treasure for the city, but as our region grows, it is timely to be thinking about the future of parks in the city and the region. AARP is excited to support Portland Parks Foundation’s Green Dreams: Seeding Portland’s Next Parks Movement series this March. Join other Portlanders for …

—                   Calling all Kansans! Are you or someone you know age 50 or older who is using their life experience to give back, solve problems or change lives?  If so, nominate them or yourself for the AARP Purpose Prize. Five winners will receive $60,000.Nominating someone for the AARP Purpose Prize is fast, easy and open to anyone 50 and older making a difference. All nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize must be …

— We are busy finalizing the 2019 Portland Metro area NeighborWalks and we are excited to give you a speak peek at the schedule. This year’s season will start on May 28th and end October 12th. We are working hard to plan fun opening and closing celebrations as well as, of course, accessible routes and educational opportunities so we can learn about the history and current issues of the neighborhoods  where we walk. We may not be able to guarantee perfect …

—   Experience for Hire Matches Older Workers with Job Openings in Grand Rapids Are you looking for part-time or full-time work? Join AARP Michigan and West Michigan Works for a free hiring event in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Meet with managers looking for your skills and qualifications, and put your experience to work!   How does this hiring event differ from a job fair? All applicants who register for the Experience for Hire hiring event will submit a résumé. …

— Join AARP Arkansas as we host a special screening of Director Spike Lee’s: Black KkKlansman In honor of Black History Month, AARP Arkansas will host a FREE screening of the film Black KkKLansman on February 26. The movie, directed by Spike Lee, is an incredible-but-true story about a black policeman who infiltrates and exposes the Ku Klux Klan in the late 1970s. The movie will be at Regal Cinemas in the McCain Mall in North Little Rock on February 26. And …

—   Enjoy a free cup of coffee and share your ideas on making Greater Burlington more livable. Please join us Wednesday, February 14 from 9AM – 10AM.  NOTE: I have several free copies of the AARP book “Your Brain: Boost your memory and Improve Your Life; Smart Foods, Mental Workouts, Power of the Mind” that I will hand out to attendees. Please join us over a cup of coffee or tea ~ What: Coffee Hour with AARP VT with Coffee & Snacks When: February 14 from 9AM -10AM, Second Wednesday of Every Month Location: Nomad Coffee VT, …

— AARP MA is committed to making Massachusetts an Age-Friendly state, supports all communities in the growing Age-Friendly network, and highlights the incredible work done throughout the Commonwealth.  Latest News: Massachusetts Submits State Age-Friendly Action Plan A little less than a year after Governor Baker announced that Massachusetts would be the second state in the country to join AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States, they submitted their multiyear Action Plan. READ MORE   Featured Community: Berkshires 2018 Livable Community Challenge Grantee, Age-Friendly …