In the film version of L. Frank Baum children’s novel , The Wizard of Oz, each of Dorothy’s imagined friends has a burning desire, a craving: they all yearn for some thing (“If I Only Had A….) “The Scarecrow” wants a brain. The “Tin Man” wants a heart. The “Lion” deviates from the anatomical wish list – he wants something amorphous: courage.
Doral, Fla. – A global leader of a movement to make cities livable for people of all ages will weigh in Thursday on how Miami could redesign itself, thanks to AARP Florida and the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
Technology and new services can help make our communities more livable for people of any age – including innovations like ride-sharing businesses that offer not only new mobility options for older people but also a way to supplement incomes. That's what aging experts shared recently with 80 Sarasota residents at a recent roundtable.
As part of our ongoing mission to promote livable and active communities, AARP in Los Angeles took part in the Cycling Without Age Event in El Monte on March 15 th. This event was organized by local bike coalition Bike San Gabriel Valley and Cycling Without Age, an organization which provides seniors with the opportunity to enjoy bike riding once again. A group of community members, bike enthusiasts, and city officials gathered to learn about innovative trishaw bikes (pictured above) and see them in action.
A highly cited AARP study shows that 90 percent of Ohioans want to continue living in their current homes as they age. Helping make that possible for homeowners in the Cincinnati area is the nonprofit organization People Working Cooperatively (PWC).
For the last six years, I’ve served as volunteer state president of AARP Florida. It’s definitely been a learning experience. And most of my learning has been about people age 50+ in Florida.
Hawaii ranks first in pedestrian deaths among older residents age 65+ according to a national report released today. The report, Dangerous By Design 2014, ranks America’s major metropolitan areas and states according to a Pedestrian Danger Index (PDI) that indicates the likelihood a person walking the local streets will be hit be a driver of a vehicle and killed.
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