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Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Association launched an intergenerational Elders' Story Cafe program in Mifflin Park, one of the South Philadelphia's few green spaces. Refugee and immigrant elders -- with interpreters on hand -- shared the story of their journey to Philadelphia with a multigenerational audience. The program provided an opportunity for local youth to gain a sense of pride and identity from the elders' stories while the elders, in turn, gained a forum in which to feel a valued part of the community.

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AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

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AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: In this project, volunteers will participate in three walk audits in Little Tokyo's commercial district. Participants will identify potential improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks. The audits will increase safety for older adults living nearby.


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