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Weekend Elderlynx 11-14-14

Nov 15 2014
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You may have noticed I’m not doing much on Facebook anymore. These are the links I would’ve shared had I been there!

Grant to Help Arizona Become More “Age-Friendly”

Nov 09 2014
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PHOENIX (November 5, 2014) –– A new statewide network will connect people of all generations with each other and with meaningful opportunities to participate in their communities—thanks to recently announced funding from local and national philanthropies. Grantmakers In Aging and the Pfizer Foundation are providing $157,000 in grants to support the Arizona Age-Friendly Network, an initiative of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust also contributed a $40,000 grant as cash match for the project. Of the $157,000 received from Grantmakers In Aging and the Pfizer Foundation, $120,000 will support the expansion of the age-friendly network statewide. This includes assisting pilot sites throughout Arizona, the project's website, Connect60Plus; an annual conference; and a monthly webinar series. An additional $37,000 is supporting a collaboration with peers in Indiana, one of the other  ...

What’s this Yuma girl doing blogging for The Great State of Maricopa?

Nov 09 2014
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Well, it is more than that. In this case, Connect60+ and the Greater Phoenix Age-friendly Network are intended to be part of a statewide initiative. I’m a volunteer for the Western Arizona Council of Governments thru my association with the Regional Council on Aging. WACOG just happened to be among the first of the other Arizona regional councils/associations to get on board. Not to mention I dearly love blogging, and I begged them to let me do it. ;>)

Weekend Elderlynx November 8, 2014

Nov 08 2014
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This is a mega-sized WE, replete with many links that have not been shared by me on Facebook or anywhere else. I've been in PHX since Wednesday, and so was not online for much of the time. Here we go with a bunch of fun/informative/edifying links!

Weekend Elderlynx - 10-31-2014

Oct 31 2014
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Finally managed to get this done on Friday! If you do your grocery shopping on the weekend, check out the piece from Bon Appetit on supermarket psychology, so you're armed with the latest on avoiding overspending - the cost of booze and smokes state-by-state, the 200 best songs of the 1960s, the very first website ever, and a lot more!

Weekend Elderlynx for young and old - 10-25-2014

Oct 25 2014
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 Today is St. Crispin's Day, better known for the battles fought on this day in history than anything else. Wikipedia has more on St. Crispin's Day. If you're more into HBO than Shakespeare, then this is where the "Band of Brothers" term originated.

The House of Three Murders - a book review

Oct 23 2014
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I don’t often write book reviews. They are, in fact, one of my least favorite things to do, but when I picked up The House of Three Murders by Gary J. George, I knew I couldn’t avoid sharing this really good book on my shiny, new blog.

Meet Trudy

Trudy W. Schuett chairs the Regional Council on Aging for Arizona's Region IV, which includes Yuma, La Paz, and Mohave counties. She is also a member of the Governor's Advisory Council on Aging, and sits on the Board of Directors of Arizona Humanities. She lives in Yuma, but this year spent the summer in Glendale helping out with the grandkids. Carley and Tori are now in third and fourth grade.

Meanwhile back in Yuma, her husband Paul is watching the calendar. In November 2015 he retires from Marine Corps Community Services, where he's been teaching Marines how to fix their cars since 2000.

About Us

The Greater Phoenix Age-Friendly Network is a partnership hosted by the Maricopa Association of Governments, a regional planning agency serving the Greater Phoenix area. We are committed to ensuring every person can live a fulfilled life at any age, connected to family, friends, and community.

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Maricopa Association of Governments
302 North 1st Avenue, suite 300
Phoenix, Arizona  85003

Phone: 602-452-5074
Fax: 602-254-6490
Web: www.azmag.gov
Email: mag@azmag.gov

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