Gibson/Stirrup Seniors benefit from Rebuilding Together and AARP partnership

February 27, 2008

Photo: Lori Parham, AARP Florida State Director and Bob Miller, President of Rebuilding Together Miami prepare for the ribbon cutting of the newly errected pavilion at the Gibson/Stirrup Senior Center.

In recognition of AARP's 50th anniversary, Rebuilding Together and AARP are undertaking major community rebuilding projects in seven major cities in 2008. Miami is the one of the seven cities chosen. On Wednesday, February 27, 2008 Rebuilding Together and AARP cut the ribbon on a newly constructed pavilion at the Gibson/Stirrup Park Senior Housing and Community Center in Miami. The much needed pavilion provides a venue for the residents to gather for social occasions and various activities.

This rebuilding project is in recognition of AARP’s long-standing advocacy in support of livable communities that allow people to age in place by removing physical barriers and employing state of the art universal design features to make homes livable despite advancing age and physical limitation. AARP’s emphasis on livable communities aims to make communities more accessible to it members through measures including transportation, social services, and affordable housing options.

For the past three years, AARP and Rebuilding together have worked in over 50 communities to provide older homeowners the modifications and repairs they need to age comfortable in place. Rebuilding Together is excited to expand upon our previous relationship with AARP by undertaking these seven major rebuild projects.

 

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