Livable Communities

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Community leaders from the Appalachian region of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee gathered in early November to address the needs of the 50-plus communities in the three states.
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Community members ages 60 and up: the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) invites you to take an important survey.
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Adding to poverty, lack of adequate housing and transportation, and food insecurity, the rural areas of Appalachia face problems with access to adequate and appropriate health care. Efforts to combat those issues were highlighted recently in the continuing series—Livable Appalachia—hosted by AARP Virginia, AARP North Carolina, and AARP Tennessee.
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Communities across Virginia are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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The kids are whining, “We don’t have anything to do.”  Grandpa says, “The doctor says I have to get some exercise.”  Aunt Tilly needs distraction from the stress of her job.  “I love to paint.  I just wish I knew where to take a class.”  What to do!
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Pamela Houghtaling has a hard truth about your crystal punch bowl: Your family probably doesn’t want it.
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Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia was the featured agency on the debut edition of Beach Talk, a new AARP Virginia virtual program highlighting leaders and influencers in the Virginia Beach area.
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Come get inspired! Find out from local and national leaders how to make communities more livable for people of all ages.
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The AARP Community Challenge program has awarded six grants in Virginia this year for quick-action projects to help communities improve public spaces, transportation and more. 
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The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus response and more.
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