CUBA CITY, WI. AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is a US-based interest group whose stated mission is “to empower people to choose how they live as they age.” Many of AARP’s activities are aimed toward community development across the US. Among these activities is their upcoming National Rural Livability Workshop. AARP’s National Rural Livability Workshop is an opportunity for rural communities from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between to share innovative practices that are making rural communities more livable when they gather in Portland, ME on June 19-21. Attendees will learn from each other through a variety of formats which include: breakout sessions, an innovation showcase, video presentations and material sharing.