A New York College Teaches Age-Friendliness
September 13, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Age-Friendly Solutions in Maine Help Seniors and Sleepy Students
The cities of Biddeford and Saco, along with a couple of neighboring towns, show how age-friendly efforts benefit people of many ages.
OTHER COMMUNITIES CAN DO THE SAME
A College Course for the Community
When Erie County, New York, needed to develop an aging-friendly action plan, the work became a grad school assignment.
OTHER SCHOOLS CAN DO THE SAME
A Smart Solution
— Signed into law earlier this year, the
Tennessee Reconnect Act
“establishes a last-dollar scholarship” for adults to enter or re-enter public higher education by attending a community college tuition-free.
A Hands-On Smart Solution
— West Virginia schools reinvigorate vocational training by creating simulated workspaces and teaching industry-needed skills.
The New York Times
A Smart Solution for a Special Improvement District
— With parking scarce, Columbus, Ohio, is gearing up to give free annual bus passes (a $700+ value) to downtown workers.
The Columbus Dispatch
Get Onto The List
— 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.
Livable Communities Disaster Recovery Tool Kit
— The calm after the storm can lead to a town, city or neighborhood becoming more livable for people of all ages.
— AARP Foundation has created a relief fund to help hurricane victims. All money raised will be directed to organizations that are providing local aid and recovery support.
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