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Learn how and why small towns and remote communities are working to become more livable for older adults and people of all ages.
What’s perceived as being a rural or remote community can differ greatly by region. The answer varies, depending on who — or what — is being asked.
What Is a Rural Community? (2020)
What Is a Frontier Community? (2020)
Focusing on Rural Livability (2019)
Q&A: LaMonte Guillory of the LOR Foundation (2019)
AARP Rural Livability Workshop (2019)
AARP Survey: Rural Livability (2019)
Two Harbors Takes to the Airwaves (2019)
Providing Rides Along Rural Roadways (2019)
Teaching Teens to Sew in Augusta, Maine (2018)
A Golden Solution for Slippery Sidewalks (2018)
Storm Drains That Send a Message (2017)
Unexpected Murals Enliven a Downtown (2017)
Why Facebook Users Really Like the Bangor Police Department (2017)
Southern Maine Towns Share Solutions for Seniors and Sleepy Students (2017)
Eastport Wants and Welcomes Teleworkers (2017)
An Intergenerational Garden in Newport, Vermont (2015)
How Grayson County Is Getting Connected (2021)
Sullivan, Maine, Crosses the Digital Divide (2021)
Many Rural Communities Still Can’t Connect to the Internet (2020)
Rural Communities are Making Their Own Connections (2020)
Rural Libraries (and Parking Lots) Are Hot Spots (2020)
Rural Public Transportation: Small Places, Big Impacts with John Robert Smith (2019)
Age-Friendly by Design in Rural Communities with Mark Fenton (2019)
Planting a Garden in Anadarko, Oklahoma (2019)
An Accessible Solution for Saco, Maine (2018)
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