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Palmer, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project created raised gardening beds, designed to be accessible for gardeners who use wheelchairs. Volunteers constructed two dozen planter boxes and benches, which project organizers then set up in several locations, including at senior housing complexes community and senior centers, on a town main street and at a community garden. The project also created educational programming to teach older adult residents about adaptive and accessible gardening. Organizers say they hope maintaining the new planters will give people access to fresh food, as well as the opportunity to socialize.

Long Beach, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will build a community comal -- or traditional griddle -- and engage older Meso-American women to revive the weekly tradition of tortilla making. This initiative will foster intergenerational connections and enhance the women's connection to the community.

Tulsa, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will support operations at a community garden. The organization will provide older adult gardeners with accessibility assists, including knee pads and rolling chairs. Additionally, they will launch nutrition education programming at the garden.

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Coamo, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will renovate a shuttered school building to create a community multipurpose room where local nonprofit organizations can host meetings and events.

Guaynabo, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: To make walking in Guaynabo safer, this project set up to add crosswalks to several intersections along San Patricio Avenue.

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