"Whatever our age, we all want the same things: safe, affordable housing and transportation options; good health for ourselves, our loved ones and our environment; opportunities to learn, support our families and enjoy our lives; a connection with our neighbors and a government that is responsive to our needs."
-author Nancy LeaMond, from the Introduction to Where We Live: Communities for All Ages: 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Community Leaders.
The AARP bookazine series Where We Live: Communities for All Ages highlights inspiring ideas and solutions from America's local leaders to improve their communities, respond to pressing issues, and build partnerships.
The series' first installment, published in 2016, featured 100+ Inspiring Ideas from America's Mayors. The second title in the series "takes a broader look at what's happening on the ground, recognizing that good ideas and the energy to push them forward can come from any number of sources," writes LeaMond. "By shining a spotlight on a range of solutions-and digging deeper into how ideas are being turned into action-our aim is to make it a little easier to trigger change at the local level."
The publication, which is aligned with an AARP initiative to help communities become more livable for people of all ages, shares examples from all 50 states within seven subject-based chapters:HousingTransit, Streets and SidewalksPublic Places and Outdoor SpacesHealth and WellnessCommunity EngagementWork, Volunteerism and OpportunityArts, Entertainment and Fun