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August 10, 2016  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Where We Live: Health
The smiling man receiving a vaccine is Baton Rouge
Mayor Melvin "Kip" Holden. Learn how he and other
mayors (including the mayor of a city once dubbed
among the "fattest" in America) are helping people of
all ages live active, healthy lives.
How and Why to Create an Aging Well Resource Center
With nearly 40 percent of its population age 50-plus,
a Colorado city is helping older residents navigate some of life's daily challenges.
Livability News & Notes
Healthy Places Stats and Facts — Here's how you can access more than a dozen
fact sheets and checklists about healthy aging and the built environment.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ►
Home Today, Home Tomorrow — Tour the winning entries from the 2016
"Re–defining Home" design challenge. Source: Home Matters ►
Wanted: Innovations in Accessible Mobility — Grants of up to $50,000 are
available to communities that are increasing transportation options for older adults and
people with disabilities. Don't miss the August 26 deadline!
Source: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center ►
Events, Resources & More
The Culture of Health — Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation explains why health means so much more than just not being sick. Read the Interview ►
Health From A to Z — Looking for something about the impact of livable
communities on health, and vice versa? Visit our health archive. Take a Look ►
AARP Livability Index — Where someone lives can influence his or her health for
the better or worse. Calculate the health score of any address in the U.S. Give It a Try ►
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