Livable Communities

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The City Council of Elk City and Elk City community officials are one step closer to a revitalized community garden through the AARP Community Grant Challenge. Community officials were presented with a $2,919 honorary check from AARP Oklahoma during the September 18 City Council meeting.
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Gathering Place has gone to the dogs! Every Wednesday through October 30, 2019 is Dog Play Wednesday presented by AARP Oklahoma at Gathering Place. Bring your furry friend to the park and explore it together. Our tails are wagging just thinking about it! Please note, all dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings or on the play equipment. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
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AARP Oklahoma presented a $5,000 honorary grant check this week to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program.
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Cities of McAlester and Elk City and the Delaware Nation awarded grants to transform outdoor spaces
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The City of Tulsa is one of six cities that are part of a new program that AARP and Cities of Service just launched called Experience Matters. Through this program, the City of Tulsa is recruiting for two AmeriCorps VISTA positions to engage adults age 50+ to develop volunteering initiatives that address public problems related to the drivers of poverty.
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Gathering Place and AARP Oklahoma announced today the launch of the official Park app. The app, sponsored by AARP Oklahoma, is now available for free download on iPhone and Android. The app will enhance the guest experience using beacon technology to provide additional information about the Park including announcements, way finding technology and more. It also includes a comprehensive calendar with Park events, concerts and festivals.
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AARP Oklahoma livability surveys for the communities of Tulsa, Norman, Shawnee and Vinita have been extended to be open until February 28. The surveys will gather community feedback to determine attitudes and opinions on a variety of topics, such as housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement and job opportunities.
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An online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens kicks off in four Oklahoma communities this week. AARP will gather opinions from residents in Tulsa, Norman, Shawnee and Vinita to determine attitudes and opinions on a variety of topics, such as housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement, and job opportunities.
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Downtown Vinita, a rural community of 5,700, has become more hospitable to pedestrians, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the AARP Community Challenge program.
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AARP Oklahoma presented a $3,000 honorary grant check today to Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service to support OSU’s rural broadband outreach program.
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