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Roanoke, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: The project will create an outdoor fitness area with fitness equipment suitable for use by older adults and picnic tables.

Denver, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: There is no shortage of underutilized urban land in Jefferson, Denver and Boulder Counties and no shortage of residents in need of fresh fruits and vegetables. Established by a group of farmers, researchers, teachers, business leaders and activists, Sprout City Farms works to increase food access and community resiliency by farming unused plots within the region. This project jumpstarted monthly workshops designed to connect residents with the local food system, along with virtual events to introduce people to Sprout City's community farming model. Additionally, the organization provided fresh produce to community members through its pay-what-you-can farm stands. The nonprofit also donated its harvest to the OUR Center in Longmont, with supplied 300 households with fruit and vegetables each week. To reach residents in their neighborhoods, Sprout City's e-bicycle-powered Sprout 'n About veggie mobiles made deliveries of fresh produce.

Mosier, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project outfitted a new commercial kitchen in Mosier's community center. The kitchen provides free weekly meals, a food pantry and space for nutritional-product development.

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Miami, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: Through the My Transit My Cityprogram, this project offered lessons and support to older adults and people with disabilities about how to use the county's redesigned bus system.

Miami, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: Residents of Miami's Little Havana neighborhood wanted to improve the transit experience for the area's older adults. To do this, Urban Health Partnerships installed a dozen single and double-seat benches under shade trees near high-ridership bus and trolley stops. Little Havana residents use public transit at three times the rate of Miami-Dade County's general populace. Organizers say the new benches provide a welcome place to rest as they walk through the community or wait for transit.

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