— Community projects in Seattle, Olympia, and Renton are recognized for their efforts to create more livable communities in AARP’s “Where We Live: Communities for All Ages” 3rd edition.  Our Washington communities are among more than 100 articles that feature the many ways communities across the nation are becoming great places to live for people of all ages. The free book series highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America’s local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships. …

— AARP Funds Age-Friendly Hackathon to Make Communities More Livable [SEATTLE, WA] —AARP Washington announces the City of Seattle, in partnership with Sound Generations, has been selected to receive a grant from the AARP Community Challenge for their hackathon dubbed A City for All. “Making Seattle the leader among Age Friendly cities is a primary goal of mine,” Councilmember Sally Bagshaw said in a statement. “This hackathon will bring together our tech savvy community, as well as those of us who …

— Virginia’s Senior Navigator and its Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving created the remarkable, intergenerational “Caring for the Caregiver Hack”, a competition featuring teams from seven Virginia universities and colleges. AARP Virginia sponsored the second year of this event, for which Bob Stephen, AARP Vice President, Caregiving and Health Programs, served as a judge. Each university team, over a 24-hour period, created new technology-driven tools for caregivers. The teams were required to demonstrate the tool they had developed, the technology …

— Virginia’s 1.7 million family caregivers got a boost this spring from college students. The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving hosted its inaugural Caring for the Caregiver Hack, March 21-22 in Richmond. Groups of students from seven Virginia colleges and universities competed to produce the best technology to help family caregivers. Each group was led by a mentor and worked collaboratively with caregivers. AARP state director Bill Kallio was a judge. The $5,000 grand prize went to Virginia Tech for …

— AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio to Judge “Caring for the Caregiver Hack” Contest RICHMOND _ Student computer programmers and software developers from across the state will compete this weekend to design technology to help family caregivers.   AARP Virginia State Director Bill Kallio will judge the The Lindsay Institute for Innovations in Caregiving’s inaugural “Caring for the Caregiver Hack.” The winners will be announced at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at Troutman Sanders LLP, 1001 Haxall Point, Richmond VA …