— AARP Livable Communities Charrette: Reimagining Urban Villages & Main Streets From April 30th – May 5th, AARP hosted a Livable Communities Charrette to address livability in the City of San Jose. The Charrette brought together community members, property owners, developers, local non-profits and public entities to creatively develop strategies for two communities.  Of the two communities, one is the Berryessa/BART Urban Village. Why the Berryessa/BART Urban Village? Understanding that planning and developing communities suitable for people of all ages is no easy task, we must find ways …

— AARP Livable Communities Charrette: Reimagining Urban Villages & Main Streets From April 30th – May 5th, AARP hosted a Livable Communities Charrette to address livability in the City of San Jose. The Charrette brought together community members, property owners, developers, local non-profits and public entities to creatively develop strategies for two communities.  Of the two communities, one is the North 13th Street Business Corridor. Why the North 13th Street Business Corridor? For many years, North 13th Street has been identified as a location where major …

— Español 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. The Community Challenge is open to 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits and government entities. Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The application deadline is …

— Join the City of Fremont at their Age-Friendly events! Age-Friendly Community Dialogue When: Wednesday, April 25th | 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Where: Teen Center | 39770 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA What: Join the City of Fremont’s efforts to be an age-friendly community. As a member of the world health organization’s age-friendly global network, we are interested in how you think an age-friendly community is a livable community for all. For more information click HERE.   Age-Friendly Health Expo When: …

— AARP Livable Communities Charrette: Reimagining Urban Villages & Main Streets in San Jose NOTE: Although the charrette has ended, progress on the two sites continues to be made. Learn what’s evolving around the North 13th Street Business Corridor site HERE. Learn what’s evolving around the Berryessa/BART Urban Village site HERE. For questions or comments, please contact caaarp@aarp.org. Take part in a multi-day design event in your community! From April 30th – May 5th, AARP will host an AARP Livable Communities Charrette to …

— Applications are currently being accepted through May 16, 2018 The AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant program, which is now accepting applications for 2018, is designed to spark change and improve the quality of life for people of all ages in communities nationwide. We know that great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But we also believe that quick actions can be the catalyst for long-term progress. These grants provide localities and nonprofits the chance to fund innovative …

— By Laura Mecoy Michael Achkar thought he had the perfect solution when he built a small house for his father in the backyard of his Capitola home. Then Achkar encountered one of the many challenges Californians face as the state seeks to expand housing: Connecting the separate unit to a water supply would cost more than $24,000 for fees and the installation of a new meter—requirements of his local water district, which has serious supply issues. Because of the high …

— Saturday, November 18th from 6:30 – 9 PM | 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, California 90012 Reserve your FREE spot today by calling 1-877-926-8300 or click HERE. On Saturday, November 18th, join AARP in Los Angeles at Union Station for a special black-tie (optional) Transportation Gala commemorating the voters who passed Measure M, the transportation ballot initiative that will deliver on $120 billion worth of improvement projects to advance the quality of life in the Greater Los Angeles area. …

— Español Dating back centuries, Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a celebration to honor the ancestors of families of Mexican and Central American heritage. Rather than mourning the dead, the festival focuses on remembering their lives. AARP in Los Angeles is hosting a free Día de los Muertos event from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29, at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main St. “AARP is thrilled to join LA Plaza …

— Local governments throughout California are forming community-owned agencies that operate Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs to deliver cleaner, competitively priced electricity to their customers through the existing utility. Each CCE is governed locally, partnering with the current utility to deliver electricity over existing lines, maintain the lines, send bills, respond to power outages and provide customer service. The only change that customers may see is an additional line on their bill with the name of their new CCE and their …