Plus: 5 Games People Play
January 25, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Let’s Have Some Fun!
Livable towns, cities and communities have spaces and places where people of all ages can get out and play.
Games People Play
Pickleball, cornhole, disc golf, drumming and pétanque (pictured) help young and “older” stay physically active, have fun and engage with one another.
Livability News & Notes
Walking Off With the Winnings — Learn which communities received micro grants to improve walkability. Source: America Walks ►
These Pen Pals Write Letters — Yes, we’re talking actual correspondence written on paper! An award-winning program helps tackle loneliness and isolation among older adults and college students alike. Source: Darlington & Stockton Times ►
Logging-In Against Litter — The new “Not in Philly” website helps residents wipe out waste on the streets where they live. Source: Next City ►
Events, Resources & More
5 Questions for ‘The Play Lady’ — Why a former physical education teacher is on a mission to encourage joy, improve communities and connect neighbors. Read ►
Help Streetsmart Get Smarter — A new web-based tool visually depicts the relationships between transportation strategies and community goals. Take a Look ►
Find Funds for Public Art — The National Creative Placemaking Fund of ArtPlace America has $9.5 million available for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to strengthen communities. (The first don't-miss deadline is February 14.) Learn More ►