AARP is working to make communities across Missouri more livable for residents of all ages. It’s supporting revamped transit stops, the installation of exercise equipment in public parks to promote healthy living, and a home renovation designed to let older adults live independently for as long as possible.
Much of the Tacoma’s work focuses on pedestrian safety, rising rents and limited public transit. Last year it did major sidewalk repairs and installed hundreds of curb ramps.
There is no question that our lives are radically changing on account of COVID-19. Many of us may need different kinds of information and services than we needed before. We may also have new opportunities to learn and grow. While the mission of Senior Access Points of Larimer County has always been to connect older adults and caregivers with aging-related resources (LarimerSeniors.org), it has become even more important that community residents know about the many services and opportunities available to them during these complex times. Here are a few resources available to you through the community partners that make up Senior Access Points:
The state is poised to enter the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, after Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order creating the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota.
AARP encourages North Carolina Communities to apply for 2020 grants to make areas more livable for people of all ages
RALEIGH—AARP invites community organizations and local governments across North Carolina to apply for the 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through April 1, 2020. Grants fund “quick-action” projects that can range from several hundred dollars for small, short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands for larger projects. Now in its fourth year, the grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities.
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.
The governor made her announcement at the day-long AARP Michigan Age-Friendly State and Communities Conference in Lansing. The event also included expert panels and speakers, including mayors and lawmakers.
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