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AARP, Asian American Federation, Hispanic Federation, NAACP, Urban League Unveil New Research, Urge Legislative & Policy Solutions to Level Playing Field
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100+ Elected Officials, Policymakers, Planners Gather in Buffalo for AARP NY Livability SummitBrainstorm Ways to Make Communities More Livable for Residents of All Ages BUFFALO, N.Y. —Over 100 government officials, policymakers and community planners from across New York State and beyond gathered in Buffalo today for AARP New York’s 3rd annual statewide Livability Summit, brainstorming ways to make communities in Western New York and across the state more livable for residents of all ages.
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To mark the 60th anniversary of AARP and support our wellness and healthy living initiatives, AARP has committed to opening 53 AARP-sponsored fitness parks over the next three years—one in every state, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. AARP is working with national nonprofit, FitLot, who will construct over a dozen outdoor fitness parks in 2019.
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New York State has long been home to some of the most ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the nation. New York’s ethnic communities—primarily comprised of African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino populations are not only growing, but also aging at a rapid pace. Given these changing demographics, AARP is partnering with thought leaders, elected officials and leading organizations that serve New York’s ethnic communities in a multi-year effort to identify disparities that exist among their ethnic 50-plus communities and fight for solutions to disrupt these disparities. AARP’s purpose has always been to empower people to choose how to live as they age.
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AARP New York is conducting a high-level summit on Friday, Nov. 16, in Buffalo on the disparities in economic security, livability and health care that affect communities of color in the western part of the state.
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Experts and Leaders from Island’s Communities of Color Brainstorm Solutions to #DisruptDisparities in Health, Economic Security and Livability at AARP Forum
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Did you know that New Yorkers 50 and over make up 35% of our population but the households they head generate 50% of our GDP? That’s an over $700 billion annual contribution to the state’s economy.
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Under Gov. Cuomo, NY First State to Join AARP-WHO ‘Age-Friendly Network;’ Summit to Focus on Enhancing Communities for Residents of All Ages
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