AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities

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While 2020 was a year filled with uncertainty, municipalities and community organizations across Washington still managed to put older residents’ needs front and center. We welcomed two cities - Tacoma and Renton - to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining our previous cities of Seattle and Puyallup.  Several non-profit agencies also received grants to address crucial pandemic-related issues, such as food insecurity and telehealth.
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St. Joseph County, which includes South Bend, is looking for ways to boost access to affordable housing and public transit, among other efforts to make the area more livable for residents of all ages.
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AARP is looking for volunteers in Grand Forks, West Fargo and Bismarck to help make the state more livable for residents of all ages.
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When it comes to aging, there is no place like home. A 2016 survey by AARP found 76% of people age 50+ strongly agree with the statement, “I would like to remain in my current home as long as possible.” The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities can help people do so by assisting counties, cities, towns and rural areas best meet the needs of residents of all ages. During this national health crisis, age-friendly communities offer added benefits.
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AARP’s participation in the age-friendly network advances the Association’s efforts to help people live easily and comfortably in their homes and communities as they age
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As members of AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, St. Petersburg, Miami-Dade and Hallandale Beach are preparing for a demographic wave that’s already hitting Florida.
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Milbank, a town of more than 3,000 residents in the northeastern region, has joined Sioux Falls as the second municipality in South Dakota to become a part of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.
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A commitment to make the city more livable for people of all ages and abilities
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AARP thanks Governor Newsom for signing the Age Friendly California Act [AB 1118] into law, making California the first state to move toward membership in AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities through an act of the legislature.
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AARP volunteers from across the state will gather in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Sept. 11, to help make South Dakota communities more livable for residents of all ages.
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