AARP recognizes social isolation as a critical health issue for seniors. While staying at home and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of COVID, many seniors are finding themselves more isolated than ever before. That is why AARP North Carolina is focusing on some efforts being made to combat social isolation and break a "digital divide."
Life-long volunteer Delores Wilson saw the pandemic's challenges as an opportunity to serve others, and her efforts earned her a finalist spot in AARP's nationwide "Show Your Love Volunteer Contest."
Project Food Forest has been named a recipient of a 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant, one of four grantees selected in Minnesota. With this grant, Project Food Forest will be making improvements to the Prairie Ally Outdoor Center by adding three commissioned sculptural trellises and two circular picnic tables.
The Community Challenge grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The full list of grantees and project descriptions can be found at www.aarp.org/communitychallenge .
In a recent Texas Bullhorn conversation with AARP Texas State Director Tina Tran, Danielle Arigoni discussed Livable Communities’ work supporting local leaders and advocates to effect change in the areas of housing, transportation, parks and public spaces -- all in the service of making them safer, more attractive and accessible for people of all ages.
Search AARP States
Sign Up & Stay Connected