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San Francisco, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project staged pop-up events offering free, multilingual tech support to older adults in four underserved neighborhoods.

Jersey City, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: The Jersey City Housing Authority aimed to use technology to reduce social isolation and improve community connections at one of its age-restricted public housing complexes. The Authority a created a computer lab onsite, outfitting the space with desktop computers and a printer. To help residents use the technology, they Authority worked with partners to host one-on-one and small group digital literacy training in Spanish and English. Topics included computer and internet basics, email and digital art and design. Additionally, the Authority installed voice-activated smart home devices in individual apartments. Since introducing the new technology, the Authority has also worked to ensure residents have access to reliable broadband internet service.

Trenton, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project aims to help older adults living in rural areas overcome technology barriers. The organization will provide internet access, host digital literacy workshops and equip participants with low-cost devices.

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Reno, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: The placemaking mural project will use art as a catalyst to create collaborative relationships between neighbors and advocate for walkable streets.

Reno, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Many of Reno's Native residents have limited access to fresh produce. To provide nutritious food to local families, the Center for Healthy Aging concerted a vacant lot into an intergenerational, indigenous community garden. The Center wanted to ensure the space was accessible and welcoming, so it installed ADA-compliant benches, raised garden beds and LED lighting in the space. Today, the garden hosts programming for people of all ages, including culinary classes, culturally relevant gardening instruction and a harvest festival.

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