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Plus: It's Smart to Share Spaces
February 15, 2017  
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Creating a Shared-Space Solution
By combining a high school and a senior center, the town of Swampscott, Massachusetts, saved money and served residents of many ages.
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It’s Smart to Share Spaces
Here are four more examples of buildings that were created for multiple uses by people of multiple ages. (The picture is from a nursing home that houses a nursery school and kindergarten.)
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Livability News & Notes
Miami Murals — Over the last decade, the city’s Wynwood neighborhood has been revitalized by art. The most recent effort is helping make school cool. Source: NPR ►
Household Help — Errands, minor home repairs and other services are part of a senior center-managed, volunteer-supported program to help older people live independently in their own homes. Source: The Keene Sentinel ►
Safe Crossings — The overwhelming majority of pedestrians killed on Toronto’s streets in 2016 were older adults. In response, the city is creating “seniors safety zones” at 12 intersections. Source: Toronto Star ►
Events, Resources & More
Research Assistance: Knowtro — This online tool transforms complex text, tables and stats from research reports into simple statements non-experts can understand. See How It Works ►
Funding Find: Patronicity — This civic crowdfunding and crowdgranting platform connects citizens and sponsors in support of local initiatives. Learn More ►
6th Annual Best Intergenerational Communities Awards — The MetLife Foundation and Generations United want to hear from communities that are “embracing intergenerational solutions to serve, empower and engage residents of all ages.” Apply by February 24 ►
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