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San Diego, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: The project will recruit older volunteers to conduct five walk audits in residential areas to identify potential locations for sidewalk and crosswalk improvements.

Louisville, KY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will repair sidewalks, create crosswalks and make other safety improvements for people walking to a nearby community garden.

Staten Island, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: The project will conduct a walk audit series along a major waterfront thoroughfare on Staten Island's North Shore to evaluate safety infrastructure for pedestrians and propose improvements that will facilitate a long-term transformation of the route.

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North Yarmouth, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Emergency preparedness skills

Description: To ensure first responders can help in a fire or other emergency, North Yarmouth Fire and Rescue installed Knox Home Boxes at the homes of older adults and people with disabilities. The key safes allow firefighters and other first responders to enter homes with a key or code, without needing to damage a house's doors or windows. The boxes are set up to prevent others from accessing the key, making them secure. Project organizers report residents who originally received temporary equipment have since requested permanent installation. The Knox Box initiative remains in place today in North Yarmouth.

Bowdoinham, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Town of Bowdoinham provided elevated planters to six residents who, because of disabilities, could not maintain traditional, in-the-ground gardens. Members of the local Masons Lodge constructed the raised beds and delivered soil to each recipient. To showcase the planters, the Town hosted a community meal featuring local produce, which included a presentation about the benefits of raised beds. In addition, the Town founded a garden club, which meets monthly.

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