Beat the Mid-Week Slump with AARP Massachusetts' Livable Wednesdays

Posted on 02/20/23 by Adrian Ramos

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Join us for our Livable Wednesday series on the last Wednesday of each month. Learn the various ways volunteers, organizations, and municipalities across Massachusetts are paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of people as they age.

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1. Community Gardens March 29, 2023 from 12:00-12:30 PM

  • Join us for a virtual discussion to learn how a community garden can improve the health of residents, foster economic development, combat social isolation, relieve food insecurity, improve public safety, encourage inclusion and enhance community connectedness.
  • Register Here for this free event

2. Making Connections in Community April 26, 2023 from 12:00-12:30 PM

  •  Join us for a virtual discussion to learn how communities are creating opportunities for us to connect and the ways residents can play a part in creating an inclusive environment.
  • Register here for this event.

3. Walkability and Pedestrian Safety in Your Community May 31, 2023 12:00-12:30 PM

  • Join us for a virtual discussion to learn about the many tools individuals and groups can utilize to observe and evaluate the walkability of a location, to identify and document if and how pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection and get from Point A to B and C and so on. Learn about tools, such as walk audits, that you can implement in your community.
  • Register Here for this free event

4. Fostering Dementia Friendly Communities June 28, 2023 12:00-12:30 PM

  • Join us for a virtual discussion to learn more about the Dementia Friendly initiative, and the many ways individuals and families can make their communities more inclusive and aware of residents with cognitive decline.
  • Register Here for this free event.

Past events in this series, recorded for your viewing convenience:

  1. Get to Know Your Council on Aging- January 25, 2023- Click here to view the recording.
  • Get to know your local Council on Aging (COA)! They offer a wide range of support services to older adults and their families as well as caregivers. COAs can be found in just about every community across Massachusetts. They play a key role in communities striving to be Age and Dementia Friendly.

2. Small Dollars, Big Impact-February 22, 2023- Click here to view the recording.

  • This is a recording of a virtual discussion to help you learn more about the AARP Community Challenge grant program. The discussion covered how the grants fund quick-action, innovative projects aimed at improving public places, housing, transportation, civic engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion, digital connections, community resilience, and community health and economic empowerment.

This story is provided by AARP Massachusetts. Visit the AARP Massachusetts page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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