Plus: The Recipe for Livability
December 21, 2016  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Is Where You Live on the List?
We’ve got two Portlands (Maine and Oregon), Honolulu, Houston, Kingsport, Newport, Seattle, Salem, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Coamo, Carlsbad, Westchester and West Chester — to name just a few of the towns, cities and counties in the ever-growing AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities.
The Recipe for Livability
Communities of all sizes can use the “8 Domains” framework to become more livable for older adults and people of all ages.
Livability News & Notes
Playgrounds for an Aging Population — Investing in “low-impact, joint-friendly” outdoor exercise equipment has a healthy payoff. Source: The Wall Street Journal ►
Lucky Street Is an Easy Street for Seoul's Seniors – A small street in South Korea's capital city is revamped with age-friendly features and services. Source: Korea Bizwire ►
Fighting Isolation With a Phone — The Seniors’ Centre Without Walls enables older adults and people with disabilities to connect, chat and play games with others from the comfort of their homes. Source: Ottawa Citizen ►
Events, Resources & More
Help Complete the Collection — Any policy passed before December 31 can be considered for the National Complete Streets Coalition’s “Best Complete Streets Policies of 2016” report. Enter Your Community’s Plan ►
A Smart Opportunity — Learn about practical tools and innovative strategies for creating great communities by attending the 2017 New Partners for Smart Growth Conference in St. Louis, February 2-4. Register ►
And the Winner Is … Us! — Did you know you’re reading an award-winning e-newsletter? AARP Livable Communities has lots of winning resources. Read ►
The next issue of the AARP Livable Communities Newsletter will be published next year! Look for us in your inbox on January 4.