Thursday, June 21, 2012

Communities for a Lifetime

Three recipients of a pilot grant to study how to make their communities friendly for residents of all ages were recently announced. Communities for a Lifetime, a collaborative effort among state agencies, educational institutions and non-profit organizations, encourages cities and towns to welcome, value, and support the meaningful participation of people of all abilities across the entire lifespan.

These communities will receive grants to complete a 5-month planning process that will include determining their local need and walkability to food, medical care, and amenities. Other aspects will include setting safety standards, finding ways to locally promote intergenerational interactions and civic engagement, and maximizing independence for their residents.

The winning communities, which will receive $16,000 planning grants, are:
•    Huntington
•    Linton
•    Valparaiso

For more information on this project, visit:

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