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Mount Airy, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Mount Airy Parks and Recreation installed decorative benches and bike racks, planted trees and improved signage along the Granite City Greenway to make the area more accessible and user-friendly for people of all ages. Already the most-used outdoor recreation facility in town, the visits to the Greenway increased more than 30 percent since the COVID-19 pandemic. Project organizers report that visitors use the benches and bike racks on a daily basis. They say exposure for this project helped secure local funding and made the greenway more visible tourists. Work is now underway to expand the Greenway by 1.3 miles.

St. Thomas, VI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add shaded seating to a new recreational space -- part of efforts to revitalize an area decimated by hurricanes. Other new amenities will include a playground, skate and bike park, basketball court and open field space.

Harrisonville, MO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will install a sidewalk connection at the city park, enhancing safety and accessibility for older adults. The new sidewalks will close an 800-foot gap that forces pedestrians to walk in the road.

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Madison, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will provide access to digital devices, including training and troubleshooting, to ensure older adults living in the rural community maximize their digital literacy.

Milbank, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project installed bike racks, benches, signage, water fountains and playground equipment at the city's parks.

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