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AARP Livable Communities
Experts in housing, transportation, public spaces and economic development have provided guidance to AARP staff and local leaders. Here's some of what's been achieved
Advice and observations from AARP Michigan after working on the ground during the Flint water crisis. The guidance provided stands the test of time
How Leaders Can Connect With Their Community
We asked AARP staff and volunteers to tell us about the outreach and engagement efforts they see working in towns, cities and communities nationwide
How Block Parties Can Build Bridges
A bottom-up project in Saint Paul, Minnesota, works with residents to revitalize neighborhoods ripped apart by Interstate 94
How to Play Pickleball and Other Age-Friendly Games
Shuffleboard is so yesterday. Pickleball, cornhole, disc golf, drumming and various bowling games are helping young and old stay physically active, have fun and connect with one another
How to Create an Aging Well Resource Center
With nearly 40 percent of its population age 50-plus, Littleton, Colorado, is helping older adults and caregivers navigate some of life's daily challenges
How To Get People Dancing in Public Places
Two octogenarians bring their fancy footwork to the supermarket and inspire others to as well
How to Find an Age-Friendly Home
How to Create a Community Advocate Program
How to Achieve Community Change (for the Better) in 100 Days or Less
How to Make Communities More Livable for People With Vision or Hearing Impairments
How (and Why) to Create a 'Handy Tools' Display
How to Share Spaces (by Creating a Senior Center in a High School)
How to Plant 99 Street Trees in Just a Few Hours
Greenery is helping grow community engagement in an urban business district
Create, Maintain and Manage an Intergenerational Community Garden
With fresh produce hard for many residents to come by, Newport, Vermont, gets down and dirty
How to Create a Grandparents Park
In need of a place for children and adults to spend more time together outdoors, Wichita, Kansas, builds a playground for all ages
How to Create a Parklet
In places crowded with streets and structures, small open spaces (even those as small as a parking spot) can provide lots of room to relax
How to Create Pop-Up Demonstrations
Order or download The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit, a free guide from AARP and Team Better Block
How to Organize a Ciclovia or Open Streets Event
How to Get a Traffic Light Installed
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