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Wadesboro, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project provided people 50-plus with training in technology, led by volunteers. Each participant received a tablet and laptop that could be taken home. The tablets became theirs to keep after the six-week program.

Jersey City, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project provided Wi-Fi-enabled tablets to seniors in a public housing development. College students offered one-on-one digital literacy training.

Waukegan, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project will help low-income older adults obtain an affordable internet subscription. Additionally, participants will receive free laptop or tablet, along with in digital literacy training.

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Prineville, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: When organizers with Crook County on the Move asked older adults what they would like to see in Ochoco Creek Park, they overwhelmingly asked for more places to sit along the park's 1.5-mile pathway. So to increase accessibility, the organization installed 12 park benches at 300 foot intervals along the walkway. Each bench has a 4-foot space surrounding it to accommodate wheelchair users and give people a space to park walkers and strollers. Organizers hope the benches inspire older adults and people with mobility challenges to visit the park and reap the benefits of outdoor exercise. Spurred by the success of this project, Crook County on the Move fundraised to install an additional 12 benches along the path. Organizers say they are now looking to install benches in other parks around Crook County.

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