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AARP Community Challenge Grant Awarded To Chillicothe Transit

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The City of Chillicothe has been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant, one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this “quick-action” grant and as part of an established plan to improve the Chillicothe Transit System, this project will install traditional and nontraditional bus stop infrastructure that can help improve social connections among passengers and make public transit a more attractive option to the community.

The $22,000 grant will be used to install eight ADA compliant benches, two swing sets, and two ADA compliant bus shelters. These improvements to bus stops will also include new bus stop signage through funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation.

“We are incredibly proud that AARP selected the City of Chillicothe to receive this grant,” stated Asti Powell, transit director for the City of Chillicothe. “AARP is a nationwide leader on making neighborhoods, towns, and cities more livable for all residents and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our community.”

About the Community Challenge

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery and more.

It’s all part of AARP’s nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents. AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation – including all 244 granted projects this year, visit aarp.org/CommunityChallenge. You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s livable communities work at aarp.org/livable.

What Happens To Your Debts After Your Death?

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Many of us have experienced this already, and others will sometime down the road. Who is responsible for the debts incurred by our loved ones- once they die?

This is a question addressed in an informative article written by Patricia Amend- a lifestyle writer and editor for 30 years. She was a staff writer at Inc. magazine; a reporter at the Fidelity Publishing Group; and a senior editor at Published Image, a financial education company that was acquired by Standard & Poor’s.

She answers the five basis questions of:

1.) Who pays the outstanding bills?

2.) Are there exceptions?

3.) Differences in estate matters- per state of residence

4.) Avoid mistakes

5.) What to do about debt collectors

We have provided a link to this article for your consideration, to try to get answers to these issues before having to deal with this difficult chapter in the life of your family.

Here is our link to the AARP article, written by Patricia Amend. CLICK HERE: