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Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income, we can all agree that improvements to our communities benefit everyone. And we all want the same things: safe, accessible and affordable places to live for you and your family, access to the shops, businesses and community services that you interact with every day, and to live near friends, family and people you can rely on.
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Home is where the heart is, and well-designed, livable communities promote health, sustain growth, and make for happier, healthier residents of every age, in all life stages. AARP Wisconsin is working to raise awareness in the greater Milwaukee area about the need for age-friendly, livable communities.
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AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that benefit local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
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AARP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Community Challenge grant program to fund “quick-action” projects that spark change in local communities. The grant program, which is now in its second year, is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which aims to make communities great places to live for everyone.
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As we start a new year, it's only natural to reflect on all that we accomplished in 2016, and turn our attention to what we hope to accomplish in 2017.
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Jackson, MS – The City of Hernando has been accepted into the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. The city was officially inducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at a ceremony at the Hernando Farmers Market, located at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 2535 Highway 51 South. The AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities helps participating communities become great places for all ages by adopting such features as walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services and opportunities for residents to participate in community activities. Hernando is the 119th city to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which was established in 2012. It impacts more than 56 million people.
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Despite news coverage of extreme weather, most Americans aren’t prepared for disasters, yet we have all seen the stories of families whose lives have been torn apart because of a weather-related disaster. But rather than use these reminders to brush up on their family emergency plans or prepare for disasters that might impact their communities, not enough Americans are taking action. In fact, a recent survey conducted by FEMA found that nearly 60 percent of Americans have not participated in an emergency drill at their school, home or workplace in the past year.
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Each year, AARP’s annual Day of Service is a day to give to communities in honor of the victims and survivors of 9/1. Every year, AARP Missouri invites chapters to participate in a multi-layered competition that garners chapters’ monetary rewards for their participation and efforts.
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Lexington is the first city in Kentucky to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
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They're in the community every day - volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help others in need.  They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals.  They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks -  just because it's the right thing to do.  If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service! 
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