— The creative work of two community leaders in Delaware is showcased in AARP’s Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series, now available for free. This edition shares new and inspiring solutions from community leaders across the nation who are responding to the most pressing needs of aging populations and are creating better environments where residents of all ages can thrive, including how Delaware leaders Robin Christiansen, Mayor of Dover and Steve Elkins, Executive Director of CAMP Rehoboth, are addressing …

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— AARP is now accepting applications for Community Challenge grants to fund projects that spark change in local communities.  The grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that aims to make our communities great places to live for everyone. he program is open to 501(C) (3) and 501(C) (4) non-profits and government entities. Projects might range from a small, short-term activity that costs hundreds to a more sizable project requiring thousands of dollars.   Projects need to deliver on …

— Delaware’s Sussex County is popular for retirees, with people 60-plus making up nearly 1 in 3 residents. But with limited public transportation and many rural roads, southern Delaware can be challenging to get around. AARP Delaware encourages people who cannot or prefer not to drive to try the local independent transportation network. ITNSouthernDelaware is a nonprofit, volunteer program that provides door-to-door service for residents 55 and older or visually impaired adults 21 and older. The service is available 24 hours …

— Consider this: Men outlive their driving years by about six years; women, by about ten years. How will this growing population ensure access to doctor visits, supermarkets and even social events. Will they become isolated? That’s why AARP supported the passage of Senate Bill 130 with a coalition that includes the YMCA of Delaware, Nemours Health and the American Heart Association. Recently signed by Governor Markell, the bill promotes transit-oriented development, which allows local government to create Complete Community Enterprise …