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Helping Secure Drinkable Water in Flint

To ensure that the city's long-toxic water is finally lead-free and safe to drink, residents need to have the water pipes to their homes replaced. AARP Michigan has been taking to the streets to make that happen. PLUS: How to Effectively (and Respectfully) Help a Community in Crisis. Read »

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AARP volunteers explain the water pipe replacement program to a resident of Flint, Michigan.

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A College Course for the Community

When an aging-friendly action plan was needed, the work became a grad school assignment

Community Challenge Grants

88 "quick action" projects in every state will help make communities nationwide more livable for all ages — by November!

AARP Livable Communities 2017 National Conference

The gathering is in Dallas, Texas, on November 14-16. Register today to attend

Learning How to Help

The ThriveNYC initiative intends to make mental health first aid as widely available as conventional first aid and CPR

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Where We Live: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders

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189 Communities (and Counting)

Learn how your town, city or county can join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, a national effort to create great places for all ages

Free AARP Book: Where We Live

Two titles, each with more than 100 inspiring ideas and solutions from America's mayors and other community leaders

The 8 Domains of Livability

Communities of all sizes can use this framework to identify, plan and implement work to become more livable and aging-friendly

5 Questions for ... Interview Series

AARP talks to policy makers, planners, politicians, experts and others involved in making communities livable for people of all ages

What Livable Looks Like See More

Hello, Kitty!

A visit to far away friends provides a tour of livable sights and scenes in and around Tokyo

Incomplete Streets

Dangerous intersections and roadways are too easy to find. Share examples of the ones you see

Little Free Libraries

Local bookstores are harder to find, but books still play a role in making a community a great place to live

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The AARP HomeFit Guide

Learn how to make a home safe, comfortable and a great fit (in English and Spanish)

AARP Livability Fact Sheets

11 ways to create safe, walkable, livable communities for people of every age (in English and Spanish)

In a Livable Community

Download our poster about the features of a livable community (available in five languages)

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