Connecting Older Adults and All Ages to High-Speed Internet
May 11, 2022
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
Connecting Older Adults
Connecting Older Adults and All Ages to Broadband
, a free AARP and National League of Cities webinar featuring the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, leadership from AARP and the National League of Cities, and local officials from around the nation.
Making Local Connections
When the owner of the Bynum General Store in Chatham County, North Carolina, retired, neighbors established a nonprofit organization, named it Bynum Front Porch, and turned the popular gathering spot into a community center and performance space. When COVID-19 arrived, an AARP Community Challenge grant — and the power of high-speed internet — enabled the venue to livestream its storytelling workshops and musical events.
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Livability News & Notes
Small Town, New Residents
— The COVID-19 pandemic led people to leave cities for less populated places. “More would be coming if we had housing to accommodate them,” said a local official in Bend, Oregon.
New Homes, Old Homes
— An explanation for why the price of old homes depends on the cost of building new homes.
Older Adults, and Even More Older Adults
— Wyoming’s senior population grew 44 percent in a decade. The state’s aging rate is second only to Alaska, where the number of people above age 65 increased by about 70 percent.
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
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