Livable Communities

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AARP advocates on policy issues that matter most to Marylanders age 50 and over and their families. In our state legislative advocacy, we rely on our hundreds of volunteers and more than 870,000 members across Maryland. Read on to learn what we focus on and how you can be a part of it!
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COLUMBIA, Md. (Dec. 3, 2019) - AARP is welcoming Howard County as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. As the most recent jurisdiction to sign on to the network and complete an intensive two-year study and planning project, Howard County’s civic leaders will have access to global resources and information on age-friendly best practices, models of assessment and implementation, and the experiences of towns and cities around the world.The Age-Friendly network helps participating communities become great places for people of all ages by adopting features such as safe, walkable streets; better housing and transportation options; access to key services; and opportunities for residents to participate in civic and community activities.
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AARP Maryland has presented its 2019 J. Joseph Curran Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding community service to Montgomery County advocate and intergenerational champion Austin Heyman.
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OCTOBER 18, 2019 —AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond joined Washington County officials today to break ground on a new fitness park outside of the Washington County Commission on Aging in Hagerstown. The site at East Franklin and Willard Streets is the 11th of 53 AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness parks planned around the country to commemorate the organization’s 60th anniversary.
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AARP breaks ground on fitness park Oct. 18.
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Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Launches Age-Friendly Baltimore County
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SeniorScapes is Changing the Landscape of Aging
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Neighbor Ride Provides Affordable, Volunteer-Based Supplemental Transportation
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Communities across Maryland are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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This article was writen by Darline Goyea, Strategic Communications & Outreach Specialist, for the Defense Health Agency.
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