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Woonsocket, RI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project transformed the area outside the Aging Well older adult center into a safe, inviting space for outdoor exercise, as well as a gathering place.

New Ulm, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: Downtown Action Team partnered with Minnesota Main Street to encourage residents of all ages to come downtown, walk down main street and learn about local history. To encourage socializing, they rearranged underutilized benches downtown, grouping some with new outdoor tables to create places for residents to sit and linger. Organizers installed plaques featuring photos and a brief narrative on the benches. Additionally, they adorned tabled with imagery and text explaining New Ulm's history.

Dennis, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project installed six raised-bed gardens and two ADA-compliant benches on the Dennis Center for Active Living grounds.

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Haigler, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: The Haigler Community Foundation upgraded a restroom in Cornerstone Museum to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards for accessibility. Improvements included adding a Braille sign with accessible symbols, a stool, four grab bars, a new sink and a coat rack. The village uses its museum complex for community activities, including the annual Tumbleweed Festival.

Haigler, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project revitalized an abandoned set of basketball and tennis courts, with one of the latter turned into a pickleball court. It also installed ADA-compliant benches and repaired light poles.

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