Livable Communities

AARP Community Challenge
AARP is excited to announce 159 awards as part of its 2019 AARP Community Challenge Grant program, including two grantees in the District of Columbia: Community Foodworks and Safe Routes Partnership. Learn about their projects to increase access to healthy food and make the District more livable for residents of all ages.
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As the City Council begins working on the 2020 budget, AARP DC is advocating for items on the Age-Friendly DC agenda, including preventing elder abuse and ensuring that older adults have access to home- and community-based support services.
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Aging in place means being able to travel confidently in the community, whether to shop, dine out or connect with friends.
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Communities across the nation are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.
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Many residents age 50-plus share common goals: They want Washington, D.C., to be a livable community for people of all ages. They want supportive services for an estimated 75,000 unpaid family caregivers. And they want a strong nest egg for retirement.
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Yo u, your family and friends are invited to join AARP DC at the kick-off event of the Van Ness Social Club! 
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Age-Friendly DC is a coordinated, comprehensive, and collective-action effort with the goal of ensuring that the District of Columbia is a great place for all ages to live, work and play!
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It’s not a stretch to say that Washington, DC is home to one of the most progressive and sizzling food scenes in the world, but are these eateries working to become Age-Friendly Businesses? To answer this question, AARP DC took to the grounds of Citi Open, one of the only ATP 500 level tennis tournaments in the world, to ask attendees about their favorite DC restaurants. As a result, over 200 people, some of whom traveled from as far as South Africa, showed up to share their opinions with AARP DC.
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The nation’s capital is one of the most livable large cities in the United States, in part because of its extensive bike lanes. But are there enough lanes for the number of riders?
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