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Richmond, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: A series of bicycle and tricycle audits will evaluate travel routes between local senior centers. Meant to support the rollout of adult tricycle lending libraries, the audits will address safety concerns along a system of roads and park trails.

Ottawa, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Bike Audits

Description: Volunteers will conduct bike audits along popular bike commuter routes and potential future trails. The audits will result in recommendations for making walking and biking safer.

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.

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Raleigh, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: As part of efforts to set up a new community center at a donated house, the City of Oaks Foundation purchased furnishings and equipment to host events onsite. To get the property ready, the Foundation hosted several volunteer days, where community members helped restore trails and clear underbrush onsite. In the months that followed, programming at the Joslin House and Garden ranged from plein air painting, art showings, a nature event featuring live owls and other creatures, a mother-grandmother tea, gardening workshops and a lecture on World Way I history. Project organizers say these events -- and others -- have helped with fundraising efforts as work on the house and surrounding gardens continues. The Foundation estimates more than 400 visitors each year have attended events in the community space, with many others visiting to stroll the property.

Durham, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Innovative home maintenance, repair and support services

Description: Like many places, Durham is experiencing an affordable housing crisis, with many longtime residents displaced from their neighborhoods. To help residents remain in their homes, Durham Habitat for Humanity expanded its Repairs Program services for low-income, older and disabled residents. The organization purchased a second-hand work truck, which helps work crews perform repairs and home maintenance tasks. Since the purchased, Habitat's teams improved homes in a year, representing a 50 percent increase from the year before. The improvements address unsafe living conditions and make homes more accessible for residents of all ages and abilities. Organizers say providing cost-effective repairs preserves affordable housing and curbs gentrification.

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