Livable Communities

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The AARP 2021 Community Challenge program has awarded four grants to fund small quick-action projects that have an immediate impact on quality of life in Michigan.
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AARP Ride@50+℠ Program connects local transportation options onto one platform; offers free rides for COVID-19 vaccines
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Lower prescription drug prices, nursing home reforms, expansion of home and community based services, bridging the digital divide, and increased access to health care through telehealth are among AARP Michigan's priority issues this year.
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Ride@50+ provides a single point of access to review, compare, and book local transportation, including public transit, rideshare, volunteer drivers, specialty services, and taxi cabs.
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Grants that range from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars will support coronavirus recovery and emphasize diversity and inclusion in local communities.
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Thanks to AARP Livable Communities initiatives, Grand Rapids gets walking trails, and a project in East Lansing connects older adults with students to combat isolation.
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The $28,300 grant, one of two awarded in Michigan this year, will be used to explore the impact of virtual programs on social isolation.
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The $16,055 grant will be used to pay for installation of five ADA-approved benches to be placed along a business corridor, accommodating residents with limited mobility, and increasing access to a city pathway.
A group of people walk along the water in Lansing, Michigan.
Nine democratic presidential hopefuls share solutions to helping older Americans remain in their homes and communities as they age.
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AARP Age-friendly program to be integrated into Michigan Aging & Adult Service Agency's three-year state plan. Community conversations in 16 communities will attempt to identify the highest needs of, and greatest opportunities for, older adults.
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