livable communities

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Governor Bryan, Jr. has made a commitment to work toward making The Virgin Islands age-friendly
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What is Livability? A livable community is safe and secure, has affordable and appropriate housing, diverse transportation options, and supportive community features and services. Once in place, these resources enhance the personal independence and health of community residents and enable residents of all ages to engage in a community's civic, economic and social life. Policy makers at the federal, state and local levels play a huge role in designing and maintaining cities, towns and neighborhoods so they are active places where residents of all ages can live, work and play.
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To help Mississippians age in place, AARP awarded grants of $15,000 each to Gulfport and Jackson to improve outdoor areas for people of all ages.
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Downtown Vinita, a rural community of 5,700, has become more hospitable to pedestrians, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the AARP Community Challenge program.
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South Dakotans age 50-plus will make their voices heard on issues important to them during AARP’s annual day at the capitol.
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AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Elizabeth Orr, a senior at McLaurin High School. She was nominated by Annette Orr Whatley, parent and coach. “I am nominating Elizabeth because of her outstanding academic excellence and her great skill in archery,” Whatley said. “She will graduate this year from McLaurin High School with a 4.0 and 21 hours of college credit. She always strives to better herself in education, archery and whatever it is she is doing. With her top score in archery this past year, she helped lead McLaurin High School to an AIMS 3A State Championship.”
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On Monday evening, the Des Moines City Council unanimously approved MoveDSM, the first citywide comprehensive transportation planning effort, establishing a multi-modal vision for transportation in Des Moines over the next 25 years. AARP Iowa, the American Heart Association (AHA), and Des Moines Public Schools—who have worked together in recent months to urge passage of Move DSM—applaud the City Council for passing the plan, which identifies how transportation supports the City’s goals for safety, quality of life, and economic development.
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AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming! Meet Carter Bonds, a junior at Corinth High School. He is a linebacker and team Captain. He was nominated by Vickie Lassiter, his Grandmother. “Carter excels academically and is on the Warriors football team,” she said. “As of now, he again, is leading the state of Mississippi in tackles. He is a junior with a passion for leadership and helping others like his father, my son, did. Not only is he my grandson, he's also a twin, to Olivia Bonds . . . who achieves in academics and soccer.” Carter’s coach, Todd Lowery, agrees: “Carter is one of the most consistent players I’ve seen. He’s hard-working and he has a passion and determination to get better.” Coach Lowery said this week Carter ranks No. 2 in the nation for tackles. Carter is a linebacker and excels in Honors classes.
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AARP Mississippi is happy to announce our Scholar Athletes of the Week every Friday this fall. We partnered with Super Talk Mississippi to seek nominations for outstanding students who excel in sports and academics. The response was overwhelming!
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