Livable Communities

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A recent AARP survey found that more than 54 percent of Rhode Islanders age 45 and older would consider building an accessory dwelling unit on their property to give loved ones a space of their own.  One of AARP Rhode Island’s top 2022 General Assembly priorities is to make it easier to add an ADU by reducing or eliminating zoning requirements and other barriers. 
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An AARP Rhode Island webinar presents age-friendly housing alternatives
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AARP Rhode Island is raising awareness of the benefits of ADUs, making it easier to permit units and expanding the state's age-friendly, accessible, and affordable housing
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AARP Rhode Island Now Accepting 2022 Community Challenge Grants
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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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