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Chautauqua, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project added two tennis courts to the Chautauqua Institution's campus. One of the courts can be converted into two pickleball courts as needed. Pickleball -- a mashup of tennis and ping-pong, is a popular sport among older adults, since the game is both low-impact and fast-faced.

Clear Lake, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add two accessible benches with shaded canopies and a chilled water drinking fountain at Clear Lake City Park.

Hattiesburg, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Duncan Lake Park in Hattiesburg's East Jerusalem neighborhood is popular with residents, yet many of the park's amenities were in disrepair. To give the park new life, Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation refurbished picnic tables with new tops featuring painted checkerboards. They also installed new benches, added a wheelchair-accessible sidewalk and created two murals depicting native plants and animals. Today, the park hosts free arts programming for residents of all ages.

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Fries, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will turn underutilized property beside the town farmers market into a community garden with 10 raised vegetable beds, rain barrels and two ADA-compliant benches, which will be available for all town residents to use.

Forsyth County, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Supporting family caregivers

Description: The project will train 100 volunteer Aging Services Ambassadors to provide information about local services for older adults.

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