A Map of Age-Friendly Planning
March 17, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Planning Ahead in California
Earlier this year, the nation's most populous state released its plan for addressing the needs of the nearly 11 million Californians who, by 2030, will be age 60 or older. (Said another way, 1 in 4 Californians will soon be age 60-plus.) From housing and health care to inclusion and equity, AARP helped shape the bold goals outlined in the
Master Plan for Aging
Planning Ahead Nationwide
More than 500 towns, cities and counties — as well as six states and one territory — have joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. By doing so, local leaders and involved residents are both helping to prepare for the rapid aging of the nation's population and working toward making communities more livable for people of
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Livability News & Notes
Accessible and Barrier-Free Mobility
— New research shows that building vehicles and infrastructure that meet the needs of 85 percent of the public is feasible and attainable. Learn more during a free online workshop (AARP is a sponsor) on Thursday, March 25, 1 to 3:30 pm EDT. Act fast: Registration closes this week.
Renew. Recharge. Reimagine
— The 2021 Main Street Now Conference will be held online April 12 to 14. AARP is a sponsor of the gathering, which will reflect on the events
of the past year and look at how communities can rebuild stronger, more equitable Main Streets for the future. Early bird registration rates end on March 22.
Main Street America
Walk or Bike to Great Places
— Billed as the "premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors," this annual Project for Public Spaces event (sponsored in part by AARP) will be held in a hybrid format June 15 to 18. Attendees can join the sessions from anywhere online or in-person in Indianapolis. The 2021 theme: The Route to Recovery. Early registration has begun.
THERE ARE JUST 4 WEEKS LEFT
The AARP Community Challenge Is On!
Funding is available for local governments and nonprofits to work on "quick-action" community-improving projects that can be started and completed this year. Deadline: April 14.
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