— AARP is here to help you take on today – and every day. From sharing practical resources, to holding fun activities and events, AARP is providing opportunities to connect and help build an even stronger California for all ages to live, work and play. We hope you’ll join us!

— Join AARP on Sunday, September 23rd for a full day of fun! This year, prior to the annual Viva CalleSJ Open Streets Program, AARP will sponsor a 5K run to take full advantage of the car free streets. Run Viva CalleSJ 5K Sunday, September 23rd | 8-9:30 AM Check-in opens at 7 AM Runners are you ready? Get a jump start on the day and join us for our inaugural Run Viva CalleSJ 5K race, presented to you by AARP …

— Urban Bicycling can be enjoyed by everyone. AARP knows that it is more important than ever to have options for how you get around your community, so we’ve partnered with the City of Sacramento to bring their Urban Bicycling 101 class to you! This class will help you ride safely and effectively—whether its’ to work, to the store, to the park, or just a leisurely ride around your neighborhood. Urban Bicycling 101 is like Driver’s Ed for cyclists. This class …

— At AARP we know it takes time to build great communities, but we also believe that quick action can spark longer-term progress. The AARP Community Challenge grant provides communities across the country with the chance to fund quick action projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, open spaces, housing, and other innovative ideas to improve communities and make them better places to live for all ages and abilities. After a successful 2017, with 90 grantees nationally, this initiative …

— 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 …