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'In a Livable Community ...' Printable Handout

Use this graphic (in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese, and in a size of your choosing) to spread the word about what makes a community livable for people of all ages

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AARP Livable Communities

The handout is available in two sizes (8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17") in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. Follow the links below for the language and size of your choice.

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The formula for what makes a community livable isn't particularly complex. For the most part, the features and needs are fairly simple.

But living in a place that, say, requires having a car for every errand or outing can be a difficult place to live if you don't have a car or can't drive.

Living in a place without access to outdoor spaces, good schools and healthy food isn't very livable, especially for young families.

Living in a community that isn't safe, or offers few activities, can be isolating for people regardless of age.

On the other hand, a community that includes the features pictured in our "In a Livable Community" handout can be great — for people of all ages!

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