Livable Communities

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AARP Austin in partnership Safe Streets Austin has helped create public spaces designed for residents of all ages, abilities and needs. The "Healthy Streets" initiative, allowed for the closing of a 10-mile stretch of Austin's roads to vehicles so that it would be open to walkers and cyclists. This temporary pandemic closure has now become permanent. AARP continues to fight for a healthier Austin.
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In 2022, AARP Community Challenge grants went toward five projects in Texas that aim to make communities more livable for residents of all ages.
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A listing of Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 events hosted by AARP Texas and community partners throughout Texas. Sept 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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AARP Texas is working to help make communities safer for pedestrians of all ages with a new educational program. 
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AARP Texas and Better Block Foundation to release free, open-source designs for placemaking furniture in a new WikiBlocks AARP Collection.
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AARP is partnering with Dallas-based nonprofit Better Block Foundation to offer online blueprints for public structures specifically designed for older adults.  
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AARP Texas and America Walks are sponsoring a Texas State Walking College, a five-month fellowship beginning in May for the Austin and San Antonio areas.
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18 past Texas projects received $251,716. What project could benefit your community?
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Austin's Age-Friendly Action Plan is updated in a new progress report.
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Six Texas areas received AARP Community Challenge grants this year to fund quick-action projects, including a neighborhood garden, murals and upgraded crosswalks.
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