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Pittsburgh Keeps Social Ties Active Amid COVID-19

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is home to the city of  Pittsburgh  and 1.2 million people—16.8 percent of whom are age 65 or older. Nearly half of the county’s residents age 75 or older live alone.   The county and city each joined the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities  in 2015. This initiative, called  Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh,  is

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How Seattle Helps Residents Stay Home and Stay Safe During COVID-19

With about 750,000 residents,  Seattle, Washington, is the largest city in Washington state and makes up almost half the population of  King County. In February, the Seattle area became the first epicenter of COVID-19 cases in the United States.  The city joined the  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities  in 2016. The region’s age-friendly

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Learn How This City Increased Access to Entrepreneurship Support

Mayor Deana Holiday Ingraham of East Point, Georgia, knows firsthand entrepreneurship is the key to a thriving community. Understanding entrepreneurship’s impact on people is something she learned from growing up watching the positive influence of her father’s small business, a family construction company, on their community. “He created jobs. He provided job training by literally

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Tyler Tech Partners in Support of Strong Cities

At Tyler Technologies, we’ve long believed that cities are essential. It is not even possible to envision life in America without cities and the local government agencies that keep them running. Right now, we are aware of the new and urgent challenges our cities face. From the recent need to pivot to remote operations, to uncertainties

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Learn How New Bedford Expands Delivery of Meals to Residents During COVID-19

A coastal city located 60 miles south of Boston,  New Bedford, Massachusetts, was world-famous in the 19th century for the fleets of whaling ships sailing out of its port. It is home to about 95,000 people, 15 percent of whom are age 65 or older.  New Bedford joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities 

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How Maine Ensures Access to Healthy Food

Maine is the nation’s most rural state, and like most communities there Bowdoinham is small (population: 3,000) with many older residents (median age 43.7). Bowdoin College is located just south in Brunswick.  Bowdoinham joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities in 2015 and named its local initiative  Age-Friendly Bowdoinham.   The Challenge  “During the first few weeks

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Keeping Residents Informed & Connected During COVID-19: Sarasota Fl Story

Located on the Gulf Coast, Sarasota County, Florida is home to about 415,000 people —roughly 56,000 in the city of Sarasota. The county has a median age of 56.5—one of the highest concentrations of older residents in the country, with 27 percent aged 65 or older. It joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities  in 2015.

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Introducing a Framework for Reopening Government Departments

Countless written guides exist for re-opening a restaurant, furniture store, salon or gym. These guides are essential aids to the businesspeople who might not otherwise know how to prevent COVID-19 spread. We want these businesses open – albeit safely – to refuel our local economies. However, there is very little guidance offered to local and

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How Portland Got PPE to Its Most Vulnerable

Over 650,000 people reside in the city of  Portland, Oregon which makes up the vast majority of the 900,00 people who reside in Multnomah County,  home to about 800,000 people.   In 2012, Portland was among a handful of US cities to participate in a global  predecessor to the U.S.-based  AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities.

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