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Richmond, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Hundreds of elementary school students cross busy Lynhaven Avenue each day on their way to school in Richmond's Bellemeade neighborhood. Walk audits and other community engagement efforts have shown speeding and distracted driving are a common issue on the street. To slow down traffic and improve safety, Sports Backers commissioned local artists to create pavement murals at two intersections. Project organizers hope murals catch the attention of motorists, encouraging them to pay attention to the road and slow down.

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Arlington, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: This project will engage 25 volunteers to participate in a Senior Ambassador Program and provide older residents in their neighborhoods with information about local services. Additionally, the project will compile a Senior Resource Guide and translate it into Spanish.

Fairfax County, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: When the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person medical appointments risky, CFH wanted to help local older adults make the most of online sessions with their health providers. To do this, CFH distributed telehealth kits to residents of Herndon Harbor House, a senior housing complex, allowing them to measure their vital signs at home. Each kit contained a digital thermometer and a wrist device that measures blood pressure. To ensure recipients could operate the devices, CFH included written instructions in several languages.

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