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January 24, 2018 
AARP
Livable Communities Newsletter
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Are You Ready for a Road Trip?
The AARP Roadmap to Livability Collection is a hands-on, six-part, how-to series full of strategies and solutions that make a community great for people of all ages. Book 1 is ready to read — for free!
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How to Involve the Right Players
As the Roadmap details, the support and participation of community members is essential to any livability effort’s success. Three AARP state offices share tips for getting off to a good start with key stakeholders.
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Events, Resources & More
Learning to Fall and Then Get Up — Classes with obstacle courses that teach older people how to both prevent falls and fall safely are on the rise — especially in the Netherlands. Source: The New York Times ►
Standing Up for Sitting Down — That’s the name of a grassroots campaign in the United Kingdom that asks retailers to provide in-store seating for older people, pregnant women and anyone who needs to sit for a bit. Source: Burton Mail ►
Help for the Helpful — Nonprofit organizations with ideas for ways to improve the lives of older Americans are encouraged to apply for grants that will fund direct services, advocacy, professional training and/or research. The deadline for the first of this year’s application periods is February 1. Source: The Retirement Research Foundation ►
AARP Livable Communities will be at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
in San Francisco next week. Look for us and say hello if you’ll be there, too.
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