Photo courtesy PSRC
Princeton, New Jersey
A partnership of Princeton public schools and the Princeton Senior Resource Center, the GrandPals program enables older adult volunteers and local Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders to spend time together reading and talking.
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Westchester County, NY
Before the county's public swimming pools open for the summer, residents age 60 and older get to spend several hours poolside with their peers and, if they choose, their young grandchildren, for a pool party and barbeque.
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Photo courtesy AARP Oregon
To get more people walking for their health, AARP Oregon, Oregon Walks and the City of Portland Bureau of Transportation host guided neighborhood tours called "NeighborWalks."
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Photo by Susan Williams, AARP Texas
Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, Texas
A large green space that sits atop the highway that passes through downtown Dallas, the 5.2-acre Klyde Warren Park is a gathering place and playground for people of all ages.
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Photo by Greg Harber
"This ride is for everyone," declares Le Tour de Ham, a "slow biking" group that meets for Tuesday evening rides around Birmingham. "No spandex or fancy bike required. We travel 10 miles in a basically flat ride."5 of 14
Photo courtesy AARP California
Los Angeles, California
The "Soul Stepper" program hosted by AARP California encourages healthy living with weekly group walks and free exercise sessions at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza mall. The gatherings kick off at 6 o'clock — in the morning!
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Fort Worth, Texas
In 2014, consultants from the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute joined AARP staff, volunteers and Fort Worth community leaders to conduct a walk audit and brainstorm solutions for creating pedestrian-friendlier neighborhoods.
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Photo courtesy City of Macon-Bibb
Among Macon-Bibb's many age-friendly efforts and updates is this shady seating area, located at the corner of Cherry and First streets, so pedestrians in the city's walkable downtown can both cool off and rest their feet.
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Photo courtesy City of Denver
The annual Seniors in September event showcases the city services that support older adults in Denver. The gathering is held at the Denver Museum of Art and features resources and workshops.11 of 14
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Photo by Doug McBride
Des Moines, Iowa
Having places to go is important for people to stay engaged, socialize and not feel isolated. Age-friendly enterainment options in Des Moines include concerts, stage shows and movies at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater.13 of 14
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