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San Antonio, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will expand workshops that train homeowners how to maintain their properties following home renovations. The initiative serves participants in a city-funded home repair program.

Cincinnati, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: The fire department will conduct home assessments to identify issues that put older adults at risk of falls. They will also distribute home safety products, such as grab bars.

Washburn, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: Two training sessions will teach older adult residents how to make their homes safer and more functional. The library will also create a display demonstrating home modification techniques and products.

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Bell County, KY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: In this intergenerational project, high school students will build leadership skills by teaching basic computer skills to older rural residents.

Knoxville, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Lifelong housing and accessibility

Description: Family Promise of Knoxville's transitional housing program gives unhoused families a place to live while they get back on their feet. Many residents use the organization's Day Center to gather, access the internet, read and work on homework. But the communal space was dimly lit, which caused many residents to feel unsafe. To make the space more welcoming, organizers installed new light fixtures, as well as energy-efficient ceiling fans. They also installed doors to separate offices, a work room, computer lab and storage spaces. Organizers say they wanted to be sensitive to the trauma many families have experienced and hope the upgraded space gives residents dignity during their shelter stay.

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