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Brooklyn, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: Organizers with Jamel Gaines Creative Outlet hoped to document the experiences of local African-American older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. To do this, the Brooklyn-based danse and cultural institution launched its Wellness Works initiative. The outlet trained volunteers to conduct interviews using the StoryCorps model. Volunteers then interviewed more than 25 people from each of New York's five boroughs -- including their own grandparents. Information from the interviews helped shape local health policy, highlighting disparities in health care during the pandemic. Since the project concluded, organizers have continued to offer webinars and look for ways to preserve oral history.

New York, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: To foster intergenerational interaction, this project expanded a series of arts workshops including salsa and African dance, mosaic creation and storytelling to four additional sites.

Syracuse, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: This project will install projectors and screens to expand the type and variety of programming, events and activities that can be provided to residents at six public housing buildings for older adults and people with disabilities.

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Victor, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct four walk audits in an area known for heavy automobile traffic, with a goal of providing safer and more accessible opportunities for walking and biking to the village commercial district.

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