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Spring Valley, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will train volunteers to identify and correct fall risks in the homes of older adults and people with disabilities. Participants have requested help installing handrails on indoor and outdoor stairs, adding grab bars in bathrooms and securing or replacing rugs.

Washburn, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: Two training sessions will teach older adult residents how to make their homes safer and more functional. The library will also create a display demonstrating home modification techniques and products.

West Allis, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: The fire department will provide home safety inspections using the AARP HomeFit Guide, mitigating fall risks in older adults' homes. Firefighters will then install safety devices, such as bathroom grab bars and smoke detectors.

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Cincinnati, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Hoping to reduce traffic accidents at a busy intersection, the City of Cincinnati created a crosswalk mural in the Clifton Heights neighborhood. Community groups helped choose the mural's design and volunteers worked to paint it on the pavement. The crossing -- which is located near shops, restaurants, a high school and the University of Cincinnati's campus -- attracts heavy pedestrian traffic. In addition to beatifying the streetscape, project organizers hope the mural will make pedestrians more visible. The colorful, abstract artwork is meant to catch drivers' attention, causing them to slow down as they approach. In the future, organizers plan to install crosswalk murals at other popular intersections nearby.

Cincinnati, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: The project will create an online portal for older adults and their caregivers so they can schedule their own specialized transportation and receive trip updates.

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