Plus: It's Smart to Share Spaces
February 15, 2017  
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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.
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.)
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 ►