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Barceloneta, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will expand a community garden in the Punta Palma neighborhood and improve the space's accessibility, making it more welcoming for older adult gardeners.

Laramie, WY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Food insecurity is high in Laramie, with many residents lacking access to healthy, fresh produce. To increase food access, Action Resources International created a community garden. They considered the needs of older adults and people with mobility challenges when designing the space, adding accessible, raised garden beds onsite. The beds allow people in wheelchairs -- as well as those who find kneeling uncomfortable -- to tend to the plots. Project organizers hope the new garden provides learning opportunities for West Laramie residents and helps ease reliance on processed food.

Wheeling, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will convert a vacant space near older adult housing and a retirement community into a new community garden. The garden will include raised beds for growing fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers.

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Long Beach, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This program will provide rides for adults aged 55 and older who lack other means of transportation to essential services needed for their health and well-being.

Long Beach, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: During Walk Long Beach's inaugural Ranchos Walk -- a 9.4-mile hike -- more than 400 walkers laced up their shoes and strode along the city's high ridge. Event organizers set up temporary wayfinding signs and made improvements to a crosswalk to make it more visible. Meant to raise awareness about the benefits of walking for fitness and recreation, the event introduced participants to streets and neighborhoods that many had never seen before. Stretching from Rancho Los Alamitos in the southeast to Rancho Los Cerritos in the north, the walk's route showcased Long Beach's agricultural history: The area's two original ranchos date to the 1800s. Organizers initially anticipated half as many walkers to participate, but residents of all ages flocked to the challenge. In 2021, Walk Long Beach repeated the event with the theme of women in Long Beach history.

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