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Houston, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: A series of trainings will teach veterans and older adults about modifications to make their homes safer and more comfortable, allowing them to age in place. The project will also create a community display showcasing various home modifications.

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.

Cortland, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will provide home safety training focused on the needs of older adults. Participants will also receive low-cost home safety products.

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Pinellas County, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Innovative home maintenance, repair and support services

Description: The Florida Dream Center helps older adults in Pinellas County age in place, relying on federal grants and other funding sources to assist with home repairs and modifications. However, this funding is typically limited, meaning the nonprofit can only improve homes belonging to residents over the age of 62. To serve a larger subset of older adults, the Florida Dream Center created a program for residents between the ages of 50 to 61. Modifications include installing grab bars and handrails, replacing flooring, fixing holes in exterior walls, painting, rewiring exterior lights and mitigating rodents and other pests. By tapping a wide volunteer network to help make repairs, the Center has since expanded the services it offers to older homeowners.

St. Petersburg, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: The Florida Consumer Action Network Foundation temporarily transformed a street into a route capable of safely accommodating pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles all at once. The network saw the pop-up project as a way to build support among residents and business owners for Complete Streets. On a Sunday in October, they closed Central Avenue to vehicle traffic and installed four parklets. The parklets featured outdoor bookshelves, planers and seating, as well as a space to play bocce ball. In addition, project organizers added curb extensions at an intersection to slow traffic and narrow the crossing distance for pedestrians. While no vehicles were allowed on the road during the demonstration, the reconfiguration demonstrated pedestrian safety, even with traffic reintroduced. In 2019, the city approved a plan to redesign streets over the next two decades to accommodate cars, pedestrians and cyclists.

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