Plus: Aging in Rural Places
October 25, 2017
Livable Communities Newsletter
Tool Kits & Resources
In Praise of Pop-Ups and Popsicles
A poorly attended community meeting inspired a refreshingly cool idea.
LEARN HOW IT WORKS
The Power of a Piece of Chalk
When seeking answers, the simplest solution can be the smartest one.
SOLVE THE RIDDLE
The Role of Toilet Paper in Transportation
— Learn how a bicycling-friendly province in the Netherlands is wisely using waste.
Walk This Way (by November 10)
— Don’t miss the deadline to apply for a community change micro grant (of up to $1,500) to improve “the public sphere for walking or otherwise helping to make walking more commonplace.”
Aging in Place in Small Urban and Rural Communities
— That’s the title of a report by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, which states: “Seniors and their families can potentially save thousands of dollars annually by remaining at home and utilizing home health and public transportation services.”
North Dakota State University
Where We Live
— The first two articles in this newsletter are from the “Community Engagement” chapter of 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
Speaking of Engagement
— The National Association of Counties recently released
Harnessing the Engagement of Your Employees
, highlighting best practices for engaging county workers. Two tips: “Engagement of employees starts at the top” and “Never underestimate the power of a ‘thank you.’”
Join Us in Dallas
— We’ve moved the AARP Livable Communities National Conference to a larger venue so, for the first time ever, this invitation-only annual event has room for community leaders and advocates we haven’t yet met. The gathering begins on November 14.
Space Is Limited, So Don’t Delay
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