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June 7, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Put On Your Thinking Caps!
Quick actions can spark longer-term progress. That’s why we’re spearheading a challenge to fund projects that help improve livability for people of all ages. Read the requirements and then get to work. There's no time to waste!
Excellent Examples
Community Challenge projects can be brand new or a spin-off of something done elsewhere. Copying is allowed, so long as whatever being proposed is held, built or fully implemented no later than November 1. (Yes, we’re serious about the need for speed.)
Livability News & Notes
Aging-Friendly Policing — Training programs about aging-related issues and health conditions enable police officers to better empathize with and help older people. Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society ►
Aging-Friendly Help With Home Repairs — The Virginia-based Ablemarle Housing Improvement Program, a home repair nonprofit, helps low-income homeowners fix failing and faulty roofs, wells, plumbing, wiring, kitchens, baths, heating and cooling systems and more. Source: The Daily Progress ►
Aging-Friendly Ways to Ease Loneliness — A new study examines the factors that can cause and combat loneliness among older adults. Source: Kaiser Health News ►
Events, Resources & More
Current Thinking About Aging in Place — By 2035, the number of U.S. households headed by someone aged 65 or older will increase by 66 percent to almost 50 million, or one in three households. The Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University explains the impact. Learn More ►
Measuring Walking and Walkability — Data, mapping tools and assessments help to make the case for walkable communities and healthy, inclusive cities. America Walks is hosting a free webinar, “Tracking the Walking Path,” on June 14 at 2 p.m. ET. Register Today ►