Livable Communities

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The Commonwealth is designated as an Age-Friendly community - here's the resources you need to keep up with the movement
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Almost 100 Massachusetts communities now belong to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, uniting local leaders, businesses and residents to improve their area's livability.
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Looking to learn more about age and dementia friendly communities? If you missed the chance to attend our two-day Virtual ReiMAgine Age and Dementia Friendly Summit in September, you will find all the resources and videos here!
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Salem and Boston have set the bar high for the other 72 Massachusetts communities that are members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities and for others seeking to join.
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Written by Chloe-Rose Crouch, AARP Massachusetts Outreach Intern  
AARP Logo with state logos in background
Written by Chloe-Rose Crouch, AARP Massachusetts Outreach Intern
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AARP Community Challenge grants are funding multiple projects in Massachusetts, including a new public green space, raised beds with plants for neighbors and an inter-generational dialogue held via Zoom.
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Communities across Massachusetts are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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Three of the Bay State’s cities and a nonprofit received AARP 2019 Community Challenge grants.
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