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Lebanon, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: To help older adults attend the dozens of events The Heart of Lebanon stages downtown each year, this project provided seating and personal umbrellas (including ones that can be used as a cane) on-site.

St. Paul, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: Hamline Midway Coalition wanted to inform the public about its plan for an improved pedestrian path along Hamline Avenue. The Coalition hosted a Community Engagement Day, where they gathered feedback from locals, collecting more than 40 responses. They created and put up posters to share their vision for the path. Additionally, project organizers also reached out to business owners along the corridor and met with the Department of Public Works to better understand the proposal, approval and funding process. Separated from the street by raised planters and delineated with clear street markings, the design for a 25-foot-wide path aims to improve safety for shoppers and residents traveling on foot.

Baltimore, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct walk audits near a senior center and host a wellness expo to promote health education, as well as improve quality of life for people aged 50.

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Salt Lake City, UT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bringing resident insight and volunteer power into local government

Description: This project established a transportation committee within the Glendale Neighborhood Council to plot a course on issues related to transportation in Glendale and more.

Salt Lake City, UT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Engaging people in transportation options/safety

Description: The Transit Together initiative invited residents at two low-income, older adult communities to use public transit to get to the grocery store. Over the course of three weeks, project organizers assisted groups of older adults -- including those with mobility issues -- as they navigated the Trax light rail system's routes and fare collection system. To help them run errands via transit, the County Aging and Adult Services office offered each participant a grocery caddy and a monthly senior transit pass. At the end of the program, 22 out of 32 participants reported they would use public transit in the future. In addition, several volunteer-resident pairs planned to continue making grocery trips together. Project organizers report that other service providers throughout Utah have since reached out to find out how they can implement similar educational programs in their communities.

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