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Bristol, RI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: The town will prepare for the opening of a new senior and community center by conducting sidewalk audits downtown. They will also hold workshops to recruit volunteers and connect residents with town leaders.

New York City, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits through communities surrounding the Canal Street corridor will identify possible pedestrian safety improvements. The area has recorded 1,000 injuries over the course of a decade.

Chicago, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: This project will conduct walk audits to identify potential visibility, sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The organization will recruit older volunteers to participate and meet with residents, business owners and local officials to discuss their findings.

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San Francisco, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: When the Florence Fang Asian Community Garden opened in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood in 2014, it focused on serving Asian immigrant elders and filled a need for green space and fresh food. This project expanded the garden, adding 3,000 square feet of gardening space and making it the second largest urban farm in San Francisco. The additional space allowed gardeners to try new techniques -- such as row planting -- that increased the garden's yields. Additionally, organizers upgraded the garden's compost system and set up beehives to help with pollinating crops. The larger harvest allowed garden organizers to distribute four tons of produce annually to local families in needs, including culturally relevant foods such as bok choy and Chinese chives.

San Francisco, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project staged pop-up events offering free, multilingual tech support to older adults in four underserved neighborhoods.

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