Livable Communities

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With AARP grants, two communities are jump-starting improvements that will make their cities more livable for residents of all ages.
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This year, Grand Island became the first community in the state to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, as its leaders work to make the city a place where residents of all ages can thrive.
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AARP Nebraska has released a Video Voter's Guide with four of the five candidates for Lincoln mayor. They tell us how they would make streets safer for pedestrians, support more walkable, livable communities and increase civic participation.
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AARP Community Challenge Grants Are Back in 2019
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Omaha hosted a neighborhood festival, and the city will soon have more benches, planters and art installations as part of an initiative to make the area more appealing to residents of all ages.
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 Carol Knaub of Gering has been selected to receive AARP Nebraska’s highest volunteer award. She is the 17th volunteer to be honored with the annual AARP Nebraska Andrus Award for Community Service since 2002.
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AARP announces two Nebraska winners for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program to help communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
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AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
Hastings
Join AARP Nebraska on January 16th, 2018 for a presentation on the "Past and Present Hastings".  The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM and speaker, Elizabeth Spilinek, will take questions after the presentation. Spilinek is the Executive Director of Adams County Society and will use her knowledge of Hastings' architecture to tell the story of the people, places and events that shaped Hastings.
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