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Duluth, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will invite older adults to become vibrant participants in Duluth's farmers markets and mobile grocery program by increasing opportunities to connect through volunteering, community visioning and intergenerational play.

Memphis, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: To combat food insecurity and increase opportunities for socialization, this project created The Exodus Marketplace. The space now hosts a monthly farmers market, a book club and more.

Fullerton, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project hosted twice-weekly training sessions on outdoor fitness equipment at four parks frequented by older adults.

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Indianapolis, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: It rains more than one out of three days, on average, in Indianapolis. To give riders of the city's public transit system a more comfortable wait for the bus -- even in wet weather -- IndyGo made outfitted three bus stops with shelters. Additionally, they added sidewalk ramps and seating to make them ADA compliant, allowing people of all ages and abilities to use them.

Indianapolis, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Indianapolis' Far Eastside neighborhood needed accessible, public green space. Keep Indianapolis Beautiful partnered with the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside to transform a vacant lot into a community orchard with native shade trees, benches, accessible pathways, nature play space and public art. The orchard and green space, which are adjacent to a community center, also feature raised garden beds, fruit trees, native shrubs and more than 700 native perennial plants. Educational signage informs visitors about the benefits of playing in nature and the role of native plants.

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