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Garfield, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: Through its Generations for Garfield initiative, the City of Garfield set up pop-up wellness centers at its local VFW post. Part of a pilot program, the centers provided a centrally located, multigenerational space for programming, including arts, cooking and exercise classes. Since the pilot, the effort culminated in construction of the Garfield Engagement Center in 2019.

Honokaa, HI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will update a kitchen used for community meals by replacing appliances, upgrading electrical circuitry and repairing a leaky roof. The improved facility will support the organization's food distribution efforts and create a space for intergenerational cooking classes.

Elkton, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will help convert the organization's kitchen and on-site greenhouse into a learning garden-to-table experience to increase the overall health, independence and employability for people age 50 and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Providence, RI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Amos House, which serves unhoused and unemployed people and those living in poverty, developed a volunteer-managed garden to provide fresh ingredients for the organization's soup kitchen. Amos House installed four raised garden beds and two containers for growing herbs. The organization relied on labor from participants in its carpentry program and planted seeds donated by a local farm. Following construction of the 900-square-foot garden, Amos House recruited 20 volunteers age 50 and older to tend the garden. In the summer of 2019, the garden yielded produce valued at 6,500, which they used to prepare 15,000 meals. Residents of Amos House's shelter programs participate in gardening and harvesting, which project organizers say represented an important social activity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Providence, RI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will purchase laptops that older residents can use to learn about technology and the internet. It will also provide residents with support and instruction.


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