Livable Communities

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AARP Austin in partnership Safe Streets Austin has helped create public spaces designed for residents of all ages, abilities and needs. The "Healthy Streets" initiative, allowed for the closing of a 10-mile stretch of Austin's roads to vehicles so that it would be open to walkers and cyclists. This temporary pandemic closure has now become permanent. AARP continues to fight for a healthier Austin.
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The AARP Community Challenge grant program awarded money to Thomas Jefferson University to build a garden to combat social isolation by turning vacant land into green space for neighbors to gather.
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The state legislature begins its session next month, and AARP Indiana plans to advocate for more support to help Indiana residents live independently.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Seattle’s age-friendly initiative helped Emerald City residents remain connected by hosting more than 50 virtual events. Collectively, they were viewed more than 12,000 times.
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The AARP Community Challenge grant program this year funded four quick-action projects in Colorado to enhance public spaces for residents of all ages.
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Four state organizations received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants.
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Six Ohio organizations and municipalities received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants for local projects to benefit residents of all ages.
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North Carolina’s population is aging, and AARP is working with state and local partners to make communities more livable for people of all ages.
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Organizations in six cities across the state received 2022 AARP Community Challenge grants for local improvement projects.
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The 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant has funded four projects in Washington this year, each aimed at making their communities more livable.
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