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Sparks, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Emergency preparedness skills

Description: The city will provide emergency preparedness go-kits for older residents. Presentations in English and Spanish will address escape routes, medication lists, emergency phone apps and essential items to include in personal preparedness kits.

Roseburg, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Emergency preparedness skills

Description: This project will fund educational materials designed to increase emergency preparedness and disaster resilience for residents in rural Douglas County.

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South Portland, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Trails

Description: The Greenbelt Trail, which serves pedestrians and cyclists, crosses several busy streets in South Portland. To make those crossings safer, Age-Friendly South Portland conducted a monthlong tactical urbanism project. They painted road delineators to separate cyclists from traffic, along with high-visibility signage to alert drivers to the crossings. Curb bump-outs decreased the distance needed for trail users to cross the street. While the fixtures were temporary, organizers gathered feedback from residents during the demonstration, which they featured in a presentation to the public works department. Project organizers report the project spurred the City to make permanent changes to one crossing.

South Portland, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: The local age-friendly initiative conducted awalk audit to identify ways to improve safety on the Green Belt Trail. Volunteers also installed signage to help visitors navigate the trail. To inform the public about how to use the route, Age-Friendly Portland produced a segment for air on local access television.


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