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Wrens, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The city will build a pavilion at Johnson Lake featuring picnic tables, seating and greenspace. The space will host activities for older adults, including fishing and picnics.

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.

Naknek, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To keep residents of all ages active, this project set out to update outdoor fitness trails, providing space for people of all ages to engage with each other. Camai Community Center developed a summer walking path and winter ski trail. To offer the community an intergenerational activity, the organization created a story walk, which features pages of a storybook displayed in succession along the pathway. They then hosted invited local elders groups to walk the path with preschool children and read to them.

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Raymore, MO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: As part of efforts to establish Raymore's Municipal Circle as the heart of the community, the City of Raymore created a paved crosswalk. Before, visitors to nearby municipal buildings crossed at unmarked points, leading to safety concerns. To further increase a sense of public safety, they City added lighting. Additionally, they installed park benches nearby to give pedestrians a place to rest. Foot traffic in the neighborhood has increased in recent years -- a new community event space opened nearby and more development is expected. City officials also hope the crosswalk project serves as a pilot for improving walkability in other parts of town.

Raytown, MO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project supported amenities for the new Rock Island Trail, which passes in front of the local Chamber of Commerce. The Raytown Chamber of Commerce Building Foundation installed two benches, a bike stand and a water fountain along the trail. They also hung a wall organizer in the building's lobby to display brochures featuring community information.

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