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Warren, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will convert a vacant property the site of a demolished former hospital into a greenspace for older adults by installing trees, landscaping, a walking path and lighting.

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Akron, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: Akron's North Hill neighborhood is home to many Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants and refugees displaced by famine and war. Many immigrant families rent garden plots at Akron Cooperative Farms, with multiple generations working together to grow produce. To better meet the community's needs, Asian Services in Action constructed an enclosed pavilion for the cooperative's neighborhood farmers market. Asian Services in Action partnered with TRY Ministries -- which provides jobs skills training to formerly incarcerated people -- and the City of Akron stepped in to lay a level, concrete floor for the space. Replacing tents, the pavilion offers vendors and shoppers protection from inclement weather, as well as shade on sunny days. This makes the market more accessible, giving allowing residents to purchase culturally important fresh vegetables, which are often unavailable at local grocery stores. Project organizers say the pavilion will also offer a venue for community events.

Akron, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will create a new urban farm for the neighborhood, which is home to African and Bhutanese immigrant families, with individual garden plots and elevated beds for older gardeners.

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