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New York City, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits through communities surrounding the Canal Street corridor will identify possible pedestrian safety improvements. The area has recorded 1,000 injuries over the course of a decade.

Missoula, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: A series of walk audits at regional farmers markets will identify potential sidewalk, crosswalk and accessibility improvements. The Coalition will recruit older adults to conduct the audits and compensate them for their time.

Cairo, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: A series of walk audits will identify viable locations to install benches. The seating will offer residents a place to meet up or wait for rides during community activities.

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Royal Oak, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The city will add accessible seating and picnic tables to the local senior center and nearby park. The benches and tables will replace dilapidated amenities that are not ADA-compliant.

Madison Heights, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Love Garden at the Chinese Community Center is popular with Madison Heights residents. To make the space more accessible and welcoming, the Association of Chinese Americans expanded the garden with a greenhouse, gazebo and new benches. The greenhouse enables the organization to grow more plants and involve new community members, and serves as a service and storage area for the annual Healthy Gardening Fair. With its contemplative environment, the gazebo offers an inviting, safe gathering place for community members to gather for meditation, Tai-Chi and light exercise. Organizers hope the upgraded amenities help improve residents' physical and mental health.

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