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Join the Blackforest AARP Chapter ! It’s your chance to help make your community an even better place to live, work and play. As a member, you’ll get the chance to engage in many different outreach activities, where you’ll be able to give back, meet new people in the area, and work on issues in your community. You can tap you own potential while helping to improve the community you love. Learn more online.
Most Livable Neighborhoods
by Kaitlin Lounsberry, AARP blog author
Communities throughout Illinois and the United States aren't prepared for an aging society, a challenge communities will face as the U.S. population ages, which is why AARP developed the Livability Index Tool to allow users the ability to determine the livability of their neighborhood and community. AARP defines livability within a community as a safe and secure location that has affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and has supportive community features and services, which allows for residents to age in place and engage in the community’s civic, economic, and social life.
Many  adults 50+, have dreams of leading their communities to greater heights, and for AARP Florida Executive Council member Larry Dixon, of Jacksonville, that dream became a reality when he graduated from AARP’s rigorous year-long training program, the Volunteer Leadership Institute.
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