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Honokaa, HI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will update a kitchen used for community meals by replacing appliances, upgrading electrical circuitry and repairing a leaky roof. The improved facility will support the organization's food distribution efforts and create a space for intergenerational cooking classes.

Boston, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: Lower-income residents of Boston's Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester neighborhoods often lack access to fresh produce. To help residents grow their own vegetables, the Urban Farming Institute of Boston built and installed backyard grow boxes. The Institute provides one-on-one support to participating families, heling them learn about gardening and cooking techniques. They also host a virtual cooking show -- Destination Cuisine -- featuring local chefs and culturally relevant recipes to inspire residents to prepare healthy, delicious meals.

Santa Rosa, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: This project will provide 10 Farm-acy Carts that will deliver food to low-income senior housing communities and medical facilities. Older adults will be able to take home top-quality, fresh, immunity-boosting, nutritious and locally grown produce at no cost.

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Milwaukee, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: This project creates a traffic calming lending library in Milwaukee, giving residents the power to try out traffic safety designs on their street so they can understand what options would most effectively address their concerns.

Milwaukee, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: As part of the ongoing efforts to improve Gardner Park, the City of Milwaukee added a new community gathering space. Located in the Menomonee River Hills neighborhood, the intergenerational space features a gravel patio area, as well as wheelchair-accessible tables with built-in game boards, benches, an information kiosk and new landscaping. Previously, the City installed a new playground, walking path and fitness equipment at the park. Project organizers say in recent years the neighborhood has welcomed an influx of new families -- including those from the Hmong community -- underscoring the need for a public space for neighbors to meet and socialize.

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