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Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will provide three educational workshops for older adults to help them age in place safely. A support team will include an occupational therapist, a registered nurse and social workers.

Bowling Green, KY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will conduct trainings on home safety, focusing on the needs of older adults. The organization will also create a display demonstrating affordable, accessible products to allow residents to age in place.

Gary, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will provide rug rippers and copies of the AARP HomeFit Guide to people with chronic medical conditions who participate in the All Food is Medicine meal distribution service. The organization will hold weekly sessions to review the guide.

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Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Chicas Por La Causa sought to install a crosswalk near a busy, six-lane intersection in the Maryvale neighborhood. Project organizers heard from residents that they avoid crossing the street near the Casa de Primavera -- an apartment complex for low-income residents -- because they fear getting hit by passing cars. To address this, CPLC Staff and community members collected pedestrian data to demonstrate a need for traffic calming measures to ensure safety. That allowed them to argue their case to City officials, who ultimately decided to install two flashing beacons at intersections, which help make people crossing the street more visible to drivers.

Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project created waist-high, raised-bed planters for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul's urban farm. Designed to hold up in the Arizona sun and heat, the raised beds sit at the farm's entrance. Project organizers also planted shade trees and installed benches to better serve the garden's older adult volunteers and people with disabilities. A new chalk board also helps remind garden volunteers about progress on day-to-day tasks. Project organizers report that since the upgrades, many older volunteers have renewed interest in working in the garden.

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