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Anchorage, AK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: Ten older adult riders will conduct bike audits on the trails at and around the community's most popular park. Three audits will identify work needed to accommodate tricycles and other adaptive cycles. The other two audits will identify safe connections on busy access routes.

Yavapai County, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: The grantee will conduct bike audits to inform efforts to add safe bike lanes along Cottonwood's roads. A high percentage of the city's cyclists are age 50 or older.

Pine Bluff, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: The city will conduct three bike audits to determine where to add bike lanes, as the current absence of such lanes puts cyclists at risk. The project will specifically invite older adult volunteers to weigh in.

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Fremont, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: To make Memorial Park more accessible for older adults and residents with disabilities, the Town of Fremont built a ramp from the park's parking lot to the playing fields. Previously, visitors had to navigate a steep dirt path to reach the ballfields. A local Eagle Scout candidate led the project. After the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in 2020, the Town moved many indoor events to Memorial Park's ballfields, so people could attend safely in the open air and practice the social distancing.

Derry, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: To encourage community bonding and intergenerational connections, the Marion Gerrish Community Center created an outdoor space for people to play games. The Center chose large games -- including cornhole, bocce, Jenga, Connect Four, Yardzee, Farkel, chess and checkers -- that would be easy to play and visible from the street. They made the area designated for the games level, ensuring it would be accessible and safe. The Center offers weekly times for older adults to play cornhole and bocce. Community members can sign out the games for use on the property and the Center also loans them out for local events, including Derry Fest, the Derry Farmers Market and the local police departments' National Nite Out.

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