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Marysville, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Expansion and enhancement of transportation options

Description: This project will expand free transportation service for older residents, allowing the Mary-Go-Round shuttle twice weekly. The shuttle, which currently runs once a week, connects housing complexes with stores, enabling riders to run errands and socialize.

Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Expansion and enhancement of transportation options

Description: This project provided transportation via rideshare and public transit to older adults going to Oak Street Health locations.

Kearney, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Expansion and enhancement of transportation options

Description: To help residents travel around town without driving, Kearney Works engaged drivers to travel along a set route, picking passengers up at strategically located pick-up locations. The organization recruited drivers from the City of Kearney's growing population of recently retired people. Passengers paid a nominal fee to share safe, reliable rides to their places of employment, childcare centers, job interviews and other destinations.

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Tallahassee, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Health and Economic Empowerment

Description: This project will support Wills on Wheels in a nine-county region. The mobile legal clinics will provide estate planning services to residents, including older adults.

Tallahassee, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Following a year-long planning process, the City of Tallahassee constructed a linear park in its Greater Bond neighborhood. The park includes a walking trail stretching from Speed Spencer Stephens Park on the east side of the city to the St. Marks Trail to the west. Originally a drainage easement, the site once had an open ditch running through it. To ensure the new park's accessibility, the City installed a bench swing and a wheelchair-accessible drinking fountain with a water bottle filler. Designed as a community gathering space, project organizers hope the linear park acts as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.

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