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September 7, 2017  
Livable Communities Newsletter
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And the Winners Are …
We received more than 1,000 applications for our first-ever “quick action” community challenge grants. We’re able to fund 89 projects. See which ones made the cut.
Destination: Dallas!
The 2017 AARP Livable Communities National Conference will be held on November 14, 15 and 16. Although the gathering is typically an invitation-only event, we’re hoping this year’s larger venue will enable others to attend. If you’re interested in joining us, we can put you on the wait list. But act fast! Space is limited.
Livability News & Notes
Suburban Office Parks Are Becoming Great Places to Live — Corporate and office campuses are retooling themselves to include shops, eateries and housing for “urban-loving companies and residents.” Source: Chicago Tribune ►
‘Safe Streets Now!’ Shout San Francisco Seniors — Fed up with not having enough time to cross multi-lane roadways, pedestrians ages sixtysomething and over stage a slow-moving protest. Source: San Francisco Examiner ►
A New Facebook Group Provides Connections for ‘Elder Orphans’ — Members are people age 55-plus who live without a spouse and do not have children, or whose children are estranged or live far away. Source: WBUR-90.0 ►
Events, Resources & More
A Topical Talk — To provide an open platform for conversation and identify ways to improve walkability for all, America Walks is launching Walking Towards Justice, an online discussion series, starting September 27. Get the Details and Register ►
An Inspirational Read — Find field-tested livability solutions in the new (free!) AARP book Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas From America’s Community Leaders. Download or Order the Book ►
A Way To Help — AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. All funds raised will be directed to organizations that are providing local aid and recovery support. Make a Donation ►