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Cleveland, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority saw an opportunity to revitalize an abandoned volleyball court behind one of their public housing buildings, creating a space to bring residents together and address social isolation. Using input from the residents of Riverview Tower, an apartment building for low-income older adults, they created a garden where residents can grow their own fruits and vegetables. The garden has places to sit and features accessibility features for residents with mobility challenges. Additionally, the space includes sensory areas, which allow visitors to smell, touch and taste herbs, fruits and berries.

Laramie, WY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will convert a donated bus into an accessible greenhouse, which will be part of a community garden. The exterior of the bus will be decorated with tiles so that it will double as an art installation.

Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will install fencing around garden beds and provide supplies for older residents. Those residents will take over summer maintenance of a pilot garden project at a local elementary school.

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Guaynabo, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: To make walking in Guaynabo safer, this project set up to add crosswalks to several intersections along San Patricio Avenue.

Loiza, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Improved wayfinding

Description: This project aims to make streets safer for cyclists by adding signs and marking routes so that cars and bicycles can share the road.

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