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April 28, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Making Progress in Rural Maine
At the 2016 Celebrate Bowdoinham festivities, "Madam B," an age-friendly volunteer, provided healthy fortunes by directing people to attend the upcoming Wellness Fair. Other replicable services and solutions include the "Handy Brigade," the "Elevated Bed Garden Project," the "Rides in Neighbors Cars" program and more.
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… and in Other Age-Friendly Communities
The successes rack up as the towns, cities and counties enrolled in the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities implement their action plans. Learn what's been achieved and how in Montgomery County, Maryland; Des Moines, Iowa; Carlsbad,
New Mexico; Macon-Bibb, Georgia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Chemung County, New York.
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Livability News & Notes
Rides That Save Lives
— More replicable solutions! This online tool kit is a collection of emerging best practices and advice to help nonprofits, communities and mobility providers improve COVID-19 vaccine access for older adults, particularly those who are homebound, no longer drive, have a disability, worry about vaccine safety, or lack any family or caregiver support.
Age Friendly Arizona
Help for Older New Yorkers
— New York is a state member of the AARP Network of
Age-Friendly States and Communities. A new video series explains how older residents
and other eligible individuals can apply for benefits and services, including a home weatherization assistance program, prescription drug insurance coverage, property tax reductions and more.
New York State Office for the Aging
The Economic Benefits of Walkability
— The positive outcomes of creating ways for children to safely walk to school exceed the costs of implementing the needed interventions.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
UPCOMING EVENT: May 4 and May 6, 2021
More Mobility, Stronger Connections
Join the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center for a two-part webinar about using "transactional data specifications" to help fill mobility gaps for people who don't drive.
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