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Livable Communities

What do older adults want? The answer is simple: “a society in which all people can live with dignity and purpose and fulfill their goals and dreams.” This vision, articulated by Ethel Percy Andrus when she founded AARP in 1958, remains at the core of the organization’s mission: “enabling people to choose how they live as they age.”
AARP Virginia is proud to support the awards, which will be given to innovative programs and services that assist older adults to age in the community.
The annual program aims to make communities in Virginia more livable for people of all ages
How to sustain a livable, thriving community as the nation’s demographics change was the topic of discussion during the opening session of the 2023 AARP Livable Communities Economic Development Workshop held Sept. 27.
The awards will be given to innovative programs and services that assist older adults to age in the community.
Applications are currently being accepted through March 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m. ET
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.
Community members ages 60 and up: the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) invites you to take an important survey.
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.
Communities across Virginia are working to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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