Age-friendly communities can take a long time to build and sustain, but "quick actions" can be the critical spark for longer-term progress. That's why AARP is spearheading a Community Challenge to fund projects that can help build momentum.
Now through June 30, 2017, non-profit organizations and government entities may apply to improve the "live-ability" factor of their community. Project examples include, but are not limited to:
- Transforming vacant or underutilized public spaces
- Creating intergenerational playgrounds
- Coordinating pop-up projects to highlight positive changes that communities can make to roadways and expand transportation options (e.g., temporary or permanent bike lanes, roundabouts)
- Holding Open Streets programs and festivals to encourage people to walk and bike through the community
More details and application instructions are available at http://AARP.org/CommunityChallenge. All projects must be completed by Nov. 1, 2017.