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March 29, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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20+ Ways Leaders Can Connect With The People They Serve
AARP staff and volunteers from throughout the nation share their observations about what works and what they hope we’ll all see more of. (Including supermarket schmoozing with members of Congress, pictured.)
11 Ways to Encourage and Enable Community Engagement
A look at how mayors (such as Fort Worth’s Betsy Price, shown) are helping residents connect with one another and their local government.
Livability News & Notes
Smart Steps — Want to keep your brain from getting old? Live in a walkable community. Source: Fast Company ►
Social Studies — Word Walk, an iPad-based team game, is getting older adults walking and talking. Source: McKnight’s ►
Smartphone Safety — A Netherlands city installs light strips at a pedestrian crossing so people staring down at their phones don’t walk into traffic. Source: BBC News ►
Events, Resources & More
Mapping County Data — Use the NACo County Explorer, an interactive tool from the National Association of Counties, to search and sort local stats and facts. Give It a Try ►
Know Someone 50+ Who Is Doing Great Things in Your Community? — The 2017 AARP Purpose Prize will honor five exceptional individuals who are working to foster positive change and a better future for all. Nominate a Changemaker Now! ►