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Livable Communities

AARP Massachusetts is advocating for you. We're doing everything we can to make your neighborhoods, towns, cities, and rural areas great places to live for people of all ages. Massachusetts communities should have safe, walkable streets, age-friendly housing, transportation options, and opportunities for residents of all ages to stay active.
AARP surveys consistently find that the vast majority of older adults want to reside in their current home or community for as long as possible. Doing so is possible if a community has housing options that are suitable for differing incomes, physical abilities, ages, & life stages. Tell us how you feel about the housing options in your community and learn more about Governor Healey's "Affordable Homes Act" housing bill and why AARP is urging 'bold action' on it.
Seven Massachusetts projects received AARP Community Challenge grants in 2023, with a total of $77,750 awarded. The grants, part of AARP’s Livable Communities initiative, provide funding for quick-turnaround projects that seek to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages.
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.
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!
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.
Written by Chloe-Rose Crouch, AARP Massachusetts Outreach Intern 
Written by Chloe-Rose Crouch, AARP Massachusetts Outreach Intern
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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