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Morrilton, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: With the addition of several new hammocks near Morrilton's nature trail and park, the Parks and Recreation Department provided a place for all ages to pause, lean back and relax. According to the City, the installation has led drivers to slow down to look at the hammock farm, with some visitors trying out hammocks for the first time.

Hot Springs, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project activated a space along Malvern Avenue, allowing visitors to enjoy a new mural paying tribute to cultural history. To showcase the mural, the City added a new sidewalk, greenery, iron sculptures and a music-themed bench nearby. The work was among the first reinvestments in an area that was known from the 1930s to 1960s as Black Broadway -- home to entertainment venues which hosted performances by legendary musicians, including Count Basie, Duke Ellington and B.B. King. Since its completion, the space -- which the City named Henry Glover Place -- has helped spark further revitalization. The City undertook four other neighborhood improvement projects nearby, including upgrades to a parking lot, new landscaping and building restorations. The City plans to make additional streetscape improvements in the future.

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Heber Springs, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will help make needed infrastructure improvements to the largest free meal site in the county, which primarily serves low-income older adults.

Cabot, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will create a Crops and Canines program, enabling older adults to grow their own food while enjoying the company of supervised dogs to reduce stress, anxiety and depression.

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