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While 2020 was a year filled with uncertainty, municipalities and community organizations across Washington still managed to put older residents’ needs front and center. We welcomed two cities - Tacoma and Renton - to the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities, joining our previous cities of Seattle and Puyallup.  Several non-profit agencies also received grants to address crucial pandemic-related issues, such as food insecurity and telehealth.
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A record-breaking year for nationwide AARP grant program.
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AARP National Volunteer President, CEO, AARP VI Staff and Volunteers Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Christiansted Bypass in St. Croix
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Connecticut has one of the oldest populations in the country and the number of residents age 65+ is expected to grow substantially over the next 20 years. In fact, nationally, by 2030, one out of every 5 Americans is expected to be age 65+.
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What do you see that will make Washington, DC livable for people of all ages? Continue to participate in the Age-Friendly Block-by-Block Surveys by organizing family and friends to evaluate your neighborhood streets and services. Supported by AARP DC, the surveys will tell District leaders what will make our city age-friendly for all of us.  Learn more and sign up, today.  http://agefriendly.dc.gov/page/age-friendly-dc-block-block-walk
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The population is aging, and people increasingly are choosing to live in cities. That’s why AARP D.C. is working with District officials to make Washington more livable for people of all ages.
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AARP Oregon will recognize best decorated bikes at the July 28 th North Portland Sunday Parkways.  You can submit your bike for consideration on-site at Peninsula Park between 11am and 3pm. You must provide a valid email address for notification. Submissions can also be made via twitter using #bestbikepdx @aarpor.
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