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Salt Lake County, UT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: After the COVID-19 pandemic prevented older adults from visiting family, friends or medical offices, the University of Utah's Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic wanted to help people stuck at home connect virtually. The Clinic lent tablets to its patients, as well as to residents of local assisted living facilities and nursing homes. High school and college students volunteered to train recipients to use the tech. I really had to overcome my fear of technology to make it work, one participant told project organizers. The tutor did an excellent job of making me feel comfortable with the hardware and software. To help maintain interpersonal relationships, the Clinic also hosted a series of Conversation Cafes -- weekly virtual gatherings between residents and their family members.

Worcester, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: The housing authority will offer digital literacy courses to older residents and those with disabilities. The project will also add desktop computers to community rooms and provide residents with free, high-speed internet connections.

Providence, RI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will purchase laptops that older residents can use to learn about technology and the internet. It will also provide residents with support and instruction.

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Lincoln, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: This project staged monthly events promoting bike sharing will be staged. The events featured group rides with certified biking ambassadors. Additionally, BikeLNK offered courses to train additional ambassadors for future group rides.

Lincoln, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct three walk audits along a busy residential street to identify potential locations for traffic calming tools, which would improve walkability for multigenerational families, immigrants, renters and low-income residents.


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