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Los Angeles, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Inclusive public space improvements

Description: The Los Angeles State Historic Park's team wanted to figure out why older adults in the Chinese community were unlikely to visit the park, even though many live less than a half mile away. To increase engagement with this community, Los Angeles River State Park Partners connected with a key elder who helped with outreach efforts and translation. They then collected survey responses during a food distribution event, which provided information about park use and resource needs. Ahead of that event, they distributed flyers in Chinese advertising a giveaway of collapsible shopping carts. Interpreters were on hand during the gathering and the organization distributed nearly 500 bags of culturally appropriate produce. After the event, the River State Park Partners continued their engagement efforts by offering weekly Tai Chi classes. Project organizers say that since these efforts, more people have visited the park and taken advantage of its programs.

Chelsea, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Inclusive public space improvements

Description: La Plazita, an indoor/outdoor activity space, will provide Latinx residents aged 50 with a place to gather, connect, celebrate and create community. The space is inspired by plazas, mercados and outdoor spaces in Latin America.

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Pablo, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project created a greenhouse and an adjacent garden and supplied them with soil, cultivation materials and other necessities. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes gave the resulting produce to meal programs and individual families.

Arlee, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will improve a community park and garden by adding benches and picnic tables so older residents have a place to sit and socialize.


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