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Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will expand a transportation assistance program that connects older adults to activities that support their health and well-being. The free service prioritizes low-income clients, including people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.

Cincinnati, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: The project will create an online portal for older adults and their caregivers so they can schedule their own specialized transportation and receive trip updates.

Green Valley, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will provide volunteer transportation services to older adults in a rural community. The organization will recruit, hire and train new volunteer drivers, distribute flyers and initiate community outreach.

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Saco, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: Saco is a coastal community with seven miles of sandy beaches. Until recently, there was no beach access for people using wheelchairs or other mobility devices. That changed thanks to the purchase and installation of three ADA-compliant beach mats. The mats run from a parking lot to the high tide mark, as well as parallel to the beach. Grant funding from AARP also helped Saco attract a donation from the local Rotary Club to purchase a beach wheelchair and beach walker. Lifeguards manage and loan out the accessibility equipment.

Old Orchard Beach, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: Old Orchard Beach Community Friendly Connection reenergized a neighborhood block, organizing residents to clean up, restore and refresh the Washington Avenue District and Atlantic Courts Park. A sidewalk and crosswalk painting project brightened the area and encouraged locals to walk. To improve public safety, the town also worked with the local cable and electric companies to mount a security camera near the park's basketball court and convert the court's lighting to LED. After the project was complete, about 250 people attended a block party to celebrate, with residents voting to rename the area Washington Square. Nearby businesses and community groups have ridden the momentum and made improvements to their properties as well. Those living in the neighborhood report they walk through the area more often since the transformation.

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