Livable Communities

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We at AARP Texas know that taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for your well-being. Implementing exercise in your lifestyle is one way to achieve good health, and it is easier than you think. The best part is that you do not have you leave your home to get a good workout. AARP Texas offers free virtual events that will get you up and moving. If you are in the mood to try something new, join our virtual Tai Chi classes in English and Spanish.
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AARP has awarded five Community Challenge grants to help localities across Texas improve transportation and public spaces.
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Life-long volunteer Delores Wilson saw the pandemic's challenges as an opportunity to serve others, and her efforts earned her a finalist spot in AARP's nationwide "Show Your Love Volunteer Contest."
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In a recent Texas Bullhorn conversation with AARP Texas State Director Tina Tran, Danielle Arigoni discussed Livable Communities’ work supporting local leaders and advocates to effect change in the areas of housing, transportation, parks and public spaces -- all in the service of making them safer, more attractive and accessible for people of all ages.
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A listing of free and virtual events that AARP Texas will host in celebration of 2020’s Hispanic Heritage Month, beginning Sept. 15.
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Austin’s public transportation system -- Capital Metro -- is edging closer toward a possible citywide referendum this fall on a transit-expansion plan intended to ease congestion and to help Austin contend with an expected doubling of its population over the next 25 years.
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AARP Texas has announced the hiring of two new staff members to help lead the Association’s outreach work in Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio.
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During these tough times, leaving your home may be stressful. Even picking up take-out may be a chore. As a result, many of us are cooking at home, so why not make something new.
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Roughly two months after the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the United States, many older residents in Central Texas are finding their access to food limited and their social isolation worsened.
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On our daily commutes or errands, we all see these sorts of problems—the unfriendly bus stop, the sidewalk that just suddenly ends, the abandoned park in disrepair. They’re little problems that could be quickly fixed, but the realities of competing priorities mean they often don’t make it to the top of the list.
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