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June 14, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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A Maine Attraction
The Bangor Police Department’s Facebook page and “Duck of Justice” mascot (pictured with its minder and a celebrity guest) attract fans from near and far. Really.
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Livability News & Notes
A Good Deed — An Alabama man launches a free lawn-mowing service to help senior citizens, veterans, single moms and people with disabilities. Source: ABC News ►
A Good Idea — Some young older adults (think 50- and 60-somethings) are making careers as concierges for older older adults. Source: The New York Times ►
10 More Good Ideas — An AARP livability pro offers advice about preparing a home for aging in place. (If you’re a loyal reader of the AARP Livable Communities eNewsletter, you’ll already know some of these tips. A new, cool one to consider: sliding walls.) Source: The Washington Post ►
Events, Resources & More
If You’re in Massachusetts or Rhode Island! — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation is funding nonprofit organizations in both states for policy and advocacy initiatives aimed at building healthy communities. The deadline is July 20. Get the Details ►
AARP Challenges You — Great communities take a long time to build and sustain. But “quick actions” can be the critical spark for longer-term progress. That’s why we’re spearheading a community challenge to fund projects that can help build momentum. Think fast. The deadline is June 30. Learn More ►