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April 1, 2020
Livable Communities Newsletter
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The population of America’s small towns and rural communities is aging at a faster rate than the nation’s population as a whole. With chapters about health care, transportation, housing, public spaces, extreme weather — and the importance of high-speed internet and community connections — the
AARP Rural Livability Workshop Report
can help local leaders recognize the needs, benefits, challenges and solutions found in rural places.
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Live Q&A About the Coronavirus
AARP is hosting a weekly, live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 p.m. (ET). Can’t make that time? Recordings and transcripts of the discussions are available online.
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for updated information about the global pandemic, especially as it relates to older adults.
— Across the country, people are informally organizing online mutual aid groups to stay connected, share ideas and help those most affected by the global coronavirus pandemic. The new AARP Community Connections website can help individuals start a group, join a group, or find support in their community.
COVID-19: Local Action Tracker
— The National League of Cities and Bloomberg Philanthropies have teamed up to collect and share actions taken by local leaders in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. View its searchable spreadsheet (which is updated frequently) and learn how to submit a local action response.
AARP Community Challenge
— Applications are being accepted for small grants that fund “quick-action” projects to improve local housing, transportation, technology (“smart cities”), public spaces, civic engagement and more. Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020.
A NOTE ABOUT THIS NEWSLETTER
The format and frequency of the
AARP Livable Communities e-Newsletter
will vary over the next few weeks as the nation’s attention is focused on the coronavirus and its impact on individuals and communities. Please stay healthy and safe.
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