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Fontana, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: The City of Fontana wanted to motivate its residents to incorporate walking into their daily routines. To do this, the City launched its Fontana Walks program, with the goal of recording two billion steps taken by locals in a year, equaling roughly 1 million miles. Participants registered and received a pedometer and water bottle to help them get going. The City then held its inaugural community walk, which attracted with 100 participants, with hundreds more lacing up their shoes over the next few months. To keep the momentum going, the City created a website with tips and motivation for walkers. The City has continued to host monthly community walks, each featuring a theme.

Munich, ND

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will help a local nonprofit grocery store, which provides fresh, affordable food to local residents, to transition to self-service operations. This will enable individuals within the community to access groceries at almost any time.

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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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.

Montclair, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Housing Choice Design Competitions

Description: The grant will fund a design competition that will provide homeowners with plans for building accessory dwelling units and documentation for obtaining planning board approval.

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