— Letter to the Editor, by Don Corrigan, AARP Iowa Executive Council Member As a volunteer in July on the Better Block project along East Grand, between East 5th and East 6th streets, I heard mixed comments from passersby [East Village block temporarily transformed for Build a Better Block]. There of course were concerns about where the parking was located, but mostly the questions were about “those silly white posts’” and what their purpose was. However, when the project was finished, …

— St. Petersburg, Fla. – AARP Florida State President Donna Ginn of Miami has appointed an Orlando community leader, Jerome T. Williams, to a team of AARP Florida volunteer leaders. The AARP Florida Executive Council is a team of volunteers from across the state that exemplifies leadership that supports the execution of AARP priorities statewide. “Jerome brings a wealth of experience to the Executive Council.” Ginn said. “He has worked closely with the Orlando team on our Livable Communities’ initiative and …

— ASHEVILLE — The irony was perfect: outside the front door of Asheville’s NC Stage Company, teenagers were skateboarding down Walnut Street, an elder’s classic stereotype of adolescence if there ever was one. Inside, a different group of teens (and elders) were creating and putting on a performance––“Mind the Gap”––about breaking down such stereotypes. “Mind the Gap” is a performance that changes with each group, because it is created from the stories of individuals within that group. The “gap” refers to …

— AARP has announced the recipients of the 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including three projects in Idaho. A total of $1.3 million will be distributed to fund 129 “quick action” projects across the country, helping communities make immediate improvements and jump-start 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 …

— Today, AARP announced the awardees for its 2018 AARP Community Challenge grant program, including Wyoming projects in Laramie and Rock Springs.  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 project, which must be completed by November 5, …

— DATE: July 18, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Jane Margesson, AARP Maine Communications Director 229-5628 or jmargesson@aarp.org   AARP Community Challenge Takes Quick Action in Maine AARP Funds Six Quick Action Community Projects in Maine to Make Communities More Livable   PORTLAND—AARP Maine, today, announced the six Maine winners of the AARP Community Challenge Grant to create change and improve the quality of life in their communities. The winning Maine projects come from the communities of Blue Hill, Eastport, Gardiner, Raymond, …

— Communities across the nation are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations. The Community Challenge grants provide communities with the chance to fund innovative projects that can inspire change in areas such as transportation, …

— Communities across Indiana are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages. In support of that work, AARP is excited to be able to provide funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. These “quick action” grants are being distributed to 129 organizations, with at least one in every state, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico, including right here in Indiana.  The Community Challenge grants provide communities …

— In the newest addition of AARP’s book “Where We Live,” Jackson, Wyoming is featured for offering its citizens a new place to sit. At a prominent bus stop near the Jackson Hole Senior Center and Rancher Street across from the Pioneer Homestead Senior apartments in Jackson, had no place for the residents to take a seat while waiting for their bus to arrive. Worse yet, the bus stop was located in the midst of a weed field next to a …

— GREENSBORO, NC – With nearly a quarter of the state’s residents expected to be age 60 or older by the year 2030, Guilford County took an important step to become a better place for people of all ages.  The County recently applied for the World Health Organization’s status of “age-friendly” by joining the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable …