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Clarendon County, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: To provide free primary care services in rural South Carolina, the Town of Summerton set out to a mobile health clinic. The town received two donated shipping containers. They worked to retrofit one to become the new mobile clinic and the other to store medical equipment. A generator provides power to the mobile unit, allowing the Town to deploy it in remote areas. After completing construction, the Town plans to donate the clinic to a local health care provider. Project organizers hope this helps uninsured and low-income community members access medical care.

Fort Pierce, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: To help older adults access resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Pierce Police Department provided Chromebook laptops to residents of a historically underserved neighborhood. Police staff worked one-on-one with recipients, showing them how to access their entitlement benefits online. Additionally, they taught community members how to order food and necessities online and demonstrated how to avoid internet scammers. To ensure safe social distancing, the training workshops took place outdoors. Five older adults who received the computer training went on to use their new skills as volunteers, helping local children with homework and remote learning.

Arlington, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Access to health care services

Description: This project will engage 25 volunteers to participate in a Senior Ambassador Program and provide older residents in their neighborhoods with information about local services. Additionally, the project will compile a Senior Resource Guide and translate it into Spanish.

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Enid, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Project organizers with Main Street Enid hoped to get drivers to notice pedestrians crossing the street. To do this, they commissioned a local artist to create crosswalks murals. Community members helped paint the designs, which depict a sunset, a cityscape, a flower motif and grains of wheat. In addition to increasing pedestrian safety, project organizers say the artistic crosswalks beatify Enid's arts district.


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