AARP Pennsylvania hosted an exclusive Mayoral Roundtable on Livability & Aging in the Lehigh Valley on June 7. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez and Easton Mayor Sal Panto, Jr. came together with residents and community leaders to discuss how communities can prepare for an aging population and steps they are taking to make their cities more livable for residents of all ages.
At a ceremony held on September 21 st, the Borough of West Chester was inducted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. As a member, West Chester will be part of a growing national movement of livable communities striving to meet the needs of their 19,000 residents.
Pennsylvania’s two largest communities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, have embarked on an ambitious process as members of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly communities. This sounds like a lofty title but the true meaning of this designation is critical for the future of the people that live in these communities.
Making one of downtown Pittsburgh’s most dangerous intersections safer for pedestrians was the focus of a recent workshop featuring AARP experts, city officials and urban planning leaders.
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