WASHINGTON, DC—The second title in AARP's Where We Live: Communities for All Ages series is now available for free. This edition shares new and inspiring solutions from community leaders across the nation, who are responding to the most pressing needs of aging populations and are creating better environments where residents of all ages can thrive.
"The tremendous response we received from the first edition shows the need and desire to share more solutions at the community level," said Nancy LeaMond, AARP Executive Vice President of Community, State and National Affairs. "In the second edition of Where We Live, AARP celebrates the wide variety of community members from every state who are taking real action and encouraging others to help meet the needs of their communities."
Similar to the first edition, the book focuses on seven areas of livability, including:
- Transit, Streets and Sidewalks
- Public Places and Outdoor Spaces
- Health and Wellness
- Community Engagement
- Work, Volunteerism and Opportunity
- Arts, Entertainment and Fun.
AARP is also encouraging local leaders and organizations to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages through the AARP Community Challenge. This challenge will fund "quick action" projects across the nation and the winners will be announced on September 7.
For more information or to order a free copy of Where We Live, visit www.aarp.org/WhereWeLive.
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AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.