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Juncos, PR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will conduct workshops designed to help residents to improve their disaster preparedness. It will also install infrastructure, such as solar-powered lighting and a water storage tank, to support community members following a disaster.

Newark, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will install fencing around garden beds and provide supplies for older residents. Those residents will take over summer maintenance of a pilot garden project at a local elementary school.

Cleveland, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority saw an opportunity to revitalize an abandoned volleyball court behind one of their public housing buildings, creating a space to bring residents together and address social isolation. Using input from the residents of Riverview Tower, an apartment building for low-income older adults, they created a garden where residents can grow their own fruits and vegetables. The garden has places to sit and features accessibility features for residents with mobility challenges. Additionally, the space includes sensory areas, which allow visitors to smell, touch and taste herbs, fruits and berries.

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Rock Hill, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will create a pollinator garden at the Northside Recreation Center, which will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the benefits of pollinator gardens and how to care for them.

Fort Lawn, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project installed ADA-compliant picnic tables and a gazebo with porch-type swings in the town's mini park, as well as benches for its walking track. Franklin County Master Gardener Volunteers also created concrete walking paths at both locations.

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