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March 20, 2019 
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The Challenge Deadline Is a Month Away
The AARP Community Challenge funds community-based “quick-action” projects related to housing, transportation, smart cities and public spaces. The goal is to spark change and build momentum to improve livability for people of all ages.
LEARN MORE AND APPLY BY APRIL 17
See the Challenge in Action
More than 200 communities have benefitted from AARP Community Challenge grants since the program began two years ago. We’ve posted videos of several 2018 projects (including from Baton Rouge, home to the superhero pictured here).
TAKE A LOOK AND GET INSPIRED
Events, Resources & More
Bicycling From Sea to Shining Sea — That’s the goal and promise of the Great American Rail-Trail project, which will cover 4,000 miles and connect Washington D.C. to Washington state. The route is already more than 50 percent complete!
Source: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy ►
Funding Mental Health Care — Several cities are proposing, and voters are approving, tax increases to finance mental health services. Source: Governing ►
Up-to-the-Minute News About Sidewalk Closures — An interactive, frequently updated online map from Philadelphia’s city government catalogs street and sidewalk closures caused by maintenance, utility work, construction and even someone moving into a new home. Source: The Inquirer ►
More from AARP Livable Communities:
This Was an AARP Community Challenge Project — Outdoor game tables bring people together:
Learn How Chess Can Reconnect a Community.
And So Was This! Retailers are recognizing the need to be age-friendly. That’s why Age-Friendly Honolulu developed 10 Tips to Help Businesses Engage With Kupuna.
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