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The award-winning* AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter is published on or about the third Wednesday of the month and is delivered directly to your email inbox. Each issue contains a mix of new research, best practices, community resources, slideshows, interviews, how-to's and information about age-friendly efforts from places near and far. Links to our recent issues (titled according to each edition's lead article) appear below.




  • 20 Questions and Answers About Cohousing (Jan)



  • The Imagining Livability Design Guide (Dec)
  • Pictures of Age-Friendly Places and Programs (Nov)
  • A Home Remodeling Before & After Slideshow (Oct)
  • The Livability Economy + Living a Car-Free Life (Sept)
  • Solutions for Small Town Main Streets (Aug)
  • Solutions for Transforming Suburban Streets and Commercial Strips. Plus: An Interview with Gil Penalosa (July)
  • Tools for Making a Community More Livable, Safe, Walkable (June)
  • 11 Inspiring Livability Examples (May)
  • The Livability Index. Plus: A Livable Tour of Des Moines (April)
  • New Guide and Worksheets for Making a Home "Fit" (March)
  • Slideshow (and printable download): In a Livable Community (Feb)
  • Tiny Houses, Lifelong Houses, Not So Big Houses (Jan)


  • Bookmark, Share These Winning Livability Resources (Dec)
  • 15 Cities Working to Be Great for Older Adults (Nov)
  • 11 Ways to Create Great Places (Oct)
  • U.S. Housing 'Unprepared' for Wave of Older Adults (Sept)
  • How to Create a Grandparents Park (Aug)
  • Slideshow: A House That Can Be a Home for Life (July)
  • Where Have All Our Young People Gone? (June)
  • The Most Dangerous Places to Be a Pedestrian (May)
  • Slideshow: The 8 Domains of Livability (April)
  • Texas is Becoming More Walkable (March)
  • Portland Takes Age-Friendly Action (Feb)


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