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Smart Solutions

by Donya Currie - 12/01/2011

AARP is working with Citizens Agenda, an effort spearheaded by El Nuevo Día newspaper, to encourage Puerto Ricans to propose legislative solutions to problems that affect them and their families.

At a recent forum, AARP staff and volunteers discussed the needs of residents age 50-plus, including more options for long-term care, improved care in residential facilities and support for grandparents raising grandchildren. Also discussed was enforcement of a 2010 "complete streets" law, which calls for making roadways safe for pedestrians, cyclists and people with disabilities, as well as motorists. AARP staff and volunteers will continue to attend community forums to keep the concerns of voters 50-plus on the agendas of candidates and elected officials, said José Acarón, AARP state director.

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