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No Place Like Home: AARP's View on Livable Communities

  • Livability is not just "a seniors issue." We can and must celebrate the benefits that livable communities offer to all of their residents. After all, a curb-cut designed for a wheelchair user also benefits a parent pushing a baby stroller.
  • At its core, livability is about preserving those values that have always been central to the American way of life - independence, self-determination, dignity and choice.
  • Building livable communities to accommodate an aging population is a practical goal, but it's also a moral imperative for a society committed to empowering its people and safeguarding their freedom.
  • Let me close by quoting Fred Astaire. As he put it: "Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young." So, let's get started!

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