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October 4, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
Putting Fitness First in Fontana
After learning that her hometown had some of the worst obesity rates in all of California, Acquanetta Warren (now the city’s mayor) launched a successful campaign against youth “di-obesity” (diabetes and obesity) to advance a healthy future for Fontana.
OTHER COMMUNITIES CAN DO THIS …
Learning How to Help in NYC
With a goal to train 250,000 New Yorkers, ThriveNYC intends to make on-the-scene mental health first aid as widely available as conventional first aid and CPR.
… AND THIS, TOO
The Suburb of the Future
— Millennials want a different kind of suburban development than what we have now. Their suburbia is smart, efficient and sustainable.
The New York Times
Google Maps Accessibility
— The search engine is calling on its “local guides” (a type of super user) to identify and label wheelchair-friendly places on its mapping app.
Rebuilding and Recovery
— Devastating events such as a hurricane or earthquake can, over time, lead to a town, city or neighborhood becoming more livable for people of all ages.
AARP Livable Communities
More About Community Health, Wellness and Livability
— The featured articles in this newsletter are adapted from the “Health and Wellness” chapter of the new (free!) AARP book
Where We Live: Communities for All Ages — 100+ Inspiring Ideas From America’s Community Leaders
Read More by Downloading or Ordering the Book
Build Small, Live Large
— Learn how accessory dwelling units (i.e. secondary, smaller dwellings added or adjacent to existing single-family homes) are helping create affordable, much-needed housing options for people of all ages and life stages. The weekend gathering in Portland, Oregon, begins November 3.
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Join Us in Dallas
— We’ve moved the AARP Livable Communities National Conference to a larger venue so, for the first time ever, this invite-only annual gathering has room for livability professionals and community advocates we haven’t yet met. Act fast! The three-day gathering starts on November 14.
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