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Retirement communities that provide their residents with graduated degrees of care depending on their needs allow people to stay in familiar surroundings with familiar people as they require increasing amounts of aid and medical attention.

Retirement communities that provide their residents with graduated degrees of care depending on their needs allow people to stay in familiar surroundings with familiar people as they require increasing amounts of aid and medical attention.

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Carolyn commented on Rails to Trails

The MinuteMan Bike Trail in Massachusetts (www.minutemanbikeway.org) is another good example of an unused railway being turned into a bike trail. In addition to being a good tourist attraction and a popular weekend activity for locals, it also gets a lot of use by commuters who bike to work. Since it ends at a main subway stop leading into Boston, the trail provides a safe alternative to busy streets that commuters can use to travel from surrounding cities into Boston for work. Strategic starting and ending places such as these can help this kind of project really take off.

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Carolyn commented on Visit the buildings you've always wanted to visit!

Great find! You are right that this is a great way to get people involved in the area they live in. Paris has a very similar weekend called "La Journée de la Patrimoine" (Heritage Days). It lets Parisians (and visitors!) access many famous and important sites that are normally closed to the public. It is an exciting weekend in Paris and helps citizens feel more connected to their surroundings.

http://www.paris.fr/english/visit/highlights/journees-du-patrimoine-heritage-days/rub_8208_stand_34125_port_18969

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Carolyn commented on Draw people in with experiential art

Had the same thought! Just shared an inspiration about Waterfire as well. It has really been such an important part of the revitalization project for Providence.