Livable Communities

Keeping their friendship going
Gardens provide nutritious food for our tables, beautiful flowers and plants for our homes, and they also provide a variety of other health benefits.
Affordable Housing
Housing costs across the state are skyrocketing. AARP New Jersey is working to help ease the burden on those affected.
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42% of New Jersey homeowners and 36% of renters 50 and older considered leaving the state in the past year.
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The annual program aims to make local communities in New Jersey more livable.
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AARP Makes Long-term Investment in Perth Amboy’s Health with New AARP Sponsored Outdoor Fitness Park
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AARP awards community grants to five New Jersey organizations as part of another record-breaking year for nationwide program 
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Statement from the Age-Friendly New Jersey Leadership Summit’s Convening Committee
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Funds for Cooks & Books came from one of 184 grants awarded to localities and organizations nationwide last year, including three in New Jersey, through the fourth annual AARP Community Challenge. The grants fund small projects that help make localities more livable for everyone,
Febuary 8th 2020, Dunellen, NJ, Jason F. Cilento, Mayor of Dunellen, with a grant from AARP to bulid benches in Columbia Park, which were really needed for the community. Photography Christopher Lane/AARP
Grants go toward New Jersey towns to bring safer streets in Teaneck, new outdoor seating in Dunellen, and a parklet in Westwood.
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Applications are currently being accepted through Wednesday, April 1, 2020 11:59 p.m. ET.
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