Livable Communities

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As part of its 60th Anniversary celebration, AARP is installing very special fitness parks in each of the 50 states as well as where we have offices in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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Attend a FREE HomeFit workshop to learn how to make your home safer and better, with ideas ranging from adding practical improvements to planning major age-friendly renovations.  Join us on Thursday, June 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the AARP Rhode Island State Office located at 10 Orms Street in Providence.  Parking is free and refreshments will be served.
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Rhode Island Livable Home Modification grants offer eligible homeowners and renters up to $5,000 to modify residences to make them more adaptable for caregiving. The program was renewed and expanded this year, in part through the advocacy of AARP Rhode Island and its legislative volunteers.
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Thanks to all who visited the AARP Age-Friendly Home! And additional thanks
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At the upcoming RI Home Show (April 4-7, at the Rhode Island Convention Center), the main attraction will be a four-room age-friendly model home, sponsored by AARP Rhode Island.
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WASHINGTON—AARP has opened applications for the 2019  AARP Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change across the country. Now in its third year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on Livable Communities. Grants can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand dollars for larger projects.
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Two “quick action” projects in Rhode Island have been completed, thanks to Community Challenge grants.
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By Kathleen Connell, Published in RI Senior Digest
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Discuss ways to make neighborhoods and nearby spaces better for all who live there at AARP’s Livable Communities Forum, on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m., at the AARP state office, 10 Orms St., Providence.
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WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018  AARP Community Challenge grant program. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 "quick action" projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Nearly 1,600 applications were received from non-profits and government entities for the program, now in its second year. Each of the projects, which must be completed by November 5, is designed to achieve one or more of the following outcomes:
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