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New Rockford, ND

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project installed a new, more accessible building at the city's relocated outdoor skating rink in All Veterans Park. It also added lighting for security and benches.

Harlan, IA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Harlan library staff wanted to encourage families with children to explore Pioneer Park. To draw people in, they created a Story Walk. The library purchased twenty displays to house pages of a storybook, which they placed along the park's walking path. With their grandparents and parents by their side, kids enjoy running from sign to sign to reach the next part of the story. To keep the experience fresh, library employees swap out new stories seasonally.

Richlands, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: An underutilized playground in a residential area will be upgraded to a Fit for Life multigenerational park for exercisers of all ages, especially older adults.

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Athens, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Lifelong housing and accessibility

Description: Habitat for Humanity of McMinn hoped to provide housing and other resources to a local family of older adults living in substandard conditions. Like other Habitat chapters across the U.S., the organization builds homes for people in need of housing. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization completed the frame for a new home, reconvening to complete it once shut-down orders lifted. Habitat also provided training on the need for safe housing options, especially as homeowners choose to downsize as they age.

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