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San Diego, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project turned an overgrown lot at the Park de la Cruz Community Center into a garden with raised flower beds and accessible seating.

Philadelphia, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public spaces improvements to increase high-speed internet availability

Description: To help older adults access the internet, the Center in the Park created a cafe onsite, which offers free Wi-Fi access to visitors.

Springfield, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: The project will support a Reading Across Robertson bus that will provide older residents and school students with access to library books and intergenerational activities.

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Topeka, KS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Addressing community health

Description: To increase community health, this project built a greenhouse, installed ADA-compliant benches and hosted health and wellness events featuring medical professionals and nutritionists.

Manhattan, KS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Manhattan's busiest intersections needed safety improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists. To address this, the Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization installed curb extensions and pedestrian islands at key locations within the community, including in front of the local elementary school. The enhancements made the crossings more visible, placing priority on people rather than vehicles. Organizers say the project showed residents and government leadership that it's possible to improve walkability and make neighborhoods safer on a modest budget.

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