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East Hartford, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Trails

Description: To improve its South Meadows Greenway trail network, Goodwin University created a wheelchair accessible picnic area. The University installed four picnic tables with seating in a location overlooking the Connecticut River. In collaboration with the East Hartford Senior Center, university officials then hosted trail walks with the goal of increasing healthy outdoor recreation for residents of the largely industrial City of East Hartford. Goodwin's campus is located on a former EPA-designated brownfield site, which the school cleaned up. Through its improvements to trails, the university hopes to improve livability in East Hartford.

Unionville, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project added a bike rack, benches and wayfinding signage to the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.

Goshen, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project will install benches and informational signage along a new accessible loop trail that provides an experience in nature for people of all ages and abilities.

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Bolton, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To help local older adults stay physically active, this project installed a new pickleball court behind Bolton's senior center. Volunteers also installed a bench onsite to give players and spectators a place to rest. Pickleball -- a fast-paced game combining elements of tennis and ping-pong -- is popular with older adults since is low-impact.

Windham, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The project will transform an neglected park into a welcoming and functional recreational space, with seating and tables to encourage outdoor recreation, socializing and intergenerational interaction.

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