Plus: Using Improv Theater to Improve Livability
August 18, 2021
Livable Communities Newsletter
Publications & Resources
2021 AARP Livable Communities Workshop: Engaging Older Adults
Communities with engaged older residents are more livable for people of all ages. This free, two-day, online event will showcase effective strategies, initiatives and programs that engage older adults and solve pressing community problems.
Using Improv Theater to Improve Livability
A major challenge for livability initiatives is how to help community members connect despite their differences. Improvisational theater — in which performers act out real-life scenarios and then enlist the audience’s help in finding solutions — is a time-tested tool for facilitating change and building resilience.
Livability News & Notes
Is $15 an Hour a Livable Minimum Wage?
— A new report analyzes which of the nation's 99 largest cities would be the best and worst to live in while earning $15 an hour. (Reminder: The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 since 2009.)
Inequitable Support for Older Adults
— A survey finds that white people may be better equipped than people of color to age within their communities. A related poll found that a majority of Americans want the federal government to help people age in their own homes.
AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research
Accessory Dwelling Units: Needed and Wanted
— For years, in-law apartments have been discouraged in Greater Boston. The housing shortage is changing that.
The Boston Globe
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