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Livable Communities

AARP invests in communities across Minnesota through eight organizations as part of nationwide grant program.
Residents of Princeton will soon have a new mode of transportation to get around the city: a hybrid, multipassenger bike that runs on a combination of electricity and regular pedal power.
We know that it takes time to build great communities. But we also believe that tangible improvements can spark long-term change. AARP launched the Community Challenge in 2017 to fund projects that build momentum to improve livability nationwide. We are excited to announce the program is back in 2023 for its seventh year and is currently accepting applications online through March 15, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. CT.
Check out the new AARP sponsored outdoor fitness park organized by FitLot at the Hallie Q. Brown Community Center.
AARP invests in communities across Minnesota through 7 organizations as part of nationwide grant program
Mardi Knudson, 68, was baffled when she drove into a downtown St. Cloud parking garage recently and couldn’t find a way to pay with cash.
If you want to improve your skills and effectiveness as a walkable/livable community advocate, check out the AARP Central Region Walking College.
Applications are currently being accepted through March 22, 2022, 4:00 p.m. CT.
AARP is pleased to welcome Minnesota as the tenth state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. Membership is a commitment to engaging older residents in efforts to improve the state’s infrastructure, systems and social environment. The network provides access to resources and information on age-friendly best practices being developed and implemented in other Age-Friendly states and over 600 communities across the nation.
The AARP Community Challenge program has awarded six grants in Minnesota communities this year to fund quick-action projects to improve housing, transportation, public spaces, civic engagement and connection with others.
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