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  • Apr 18, 2022
    New Index features include a “Small Towns” category and accessory dwelling unit development benchmark

    AARP’s Public Policy Institute launched the updated AARP Livability Index today, the most comprehensive, web-based tool of its kind that scores every neighborhood and community in the United States—in all 50 states and the District of Columbia—for the services and amenities that affect people’s lives the most as they age.

  • Jan 25, 2022
    The annual program aims to make local communities more livable for people of all ages

    AARP invites local organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 22. Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and more. Now in its sixth year, the program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live.

  • Nov 18, 2021

    AARP’s new 2021 Home and Community Preferences survey found that while more than three-quarters of adults ages 50 and older want to stay in their homes (77%) and communities (79%) as they age, one-third (33%) also report their houses would need modifications to be able to do so safely and independently.

  • Nov 5, 2021

    WASHINGTON—AARP Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy & Engagement Officer Nancy LeaMond issued the following statement on the House bipartisan vote on the Infrastructure Investment and...

  • Jul 28, 2021
    Granted Projects Include a Focus on Diversity and Inclusion and Pandemic Recovery

    Today, AARP announced it is awarding $3.2 million to 244 Community Challenge grantees for quick-action projects to help jumpstart long-term local change. These grants will help improve public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement with an emphasis on the needs of the 50+. Many of this year’s grants support revitalizing communities adversely impacted by the pandemic and include a focus on diversity, inclusion, and disparities.

  • Feb 17, 2021
    Program will support coronavirus recovery and emphasize diversity and inclusion

    WASHINGTON—AARP invites community organizations and local governments across the country to apply for the 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through April 14. Grants fund...

  • Aug 20, 2020
    Twenty-four Coronavirus Response, Recovery Projects to Receive Funding

    WASHINGTON, DC—Today, AARP announced the largest number of AARP Community Challenge grants in its four-year history, awarding more than $2.4 million among 184 grantees nationwide. Communities...

  • Feb 5, 2020

    WASHINGTON—AARP invites community organizations and local governments across the country to apply for the 2020 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through April 1, 2020. Grants fund...

  • Sep 13, 2019
    New Book Challenges Outdated Notions of Aging and Senior Living

    Baltimore—As the U.S. experiences unprecedented growth in its aging population, a new book, Disrupting the Status Quo of Senior Living: A Mindshift (Health Professions Press/AARP), makes the...

  • Aug 13, 2019
    AARP Foundation and Puerto Rico Legal Services Take Case of Blind Puerto Rican Woman Who Waits for Federal Help and Followed the Rules

    A 78-year-old blind Puerto Rican homeowner is fighting back after a major investment trust’s baseless attempt to foreclose on her home while she waits for federal money to repair damage to her home caused by Hurricane Maria.

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