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Pittsfield, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Two walk audits along the main entry point into town will identify pedestrian safety concerns and possible solutions. The town will recruit older adults to take part and share their experiences using the corridor.

Cambridge, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits through a mixed-use district will evaluate pedestrian crossings and identify ways to improve them. Organizers will share audit results with community members, local businessowners and municipal agencies to inform streetscape improvements.

Iowa City, IA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Two walk audits will bring together older adults, students and local stakeholders. The first will highlight multimodal transportation options and placemaking efforts in the Glendale neighborhood. The second will identify safety challenges along corridors connecting a high school and senior center.

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Greensboro, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Creativity as a Catalyst for Inclusion, a project of the Creative Aging Network, worked to create a community garden and outdoor classroom for community events. Assembling a team of volunteers and community activists, they cleaned up the grounds, built raised garden beds, created walking paths and planted native vegetation. A local artisan created custom benches for the garden, created from the wood of a fallen tree on the property. To bring people into the space, local artists led a series of workshops onsite. Project organizers say activities programmed for the garden are meant to be inclusive and appeal to people of all ages and abilities.

Forsyth County, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Supporting family caregivers

Description: The project will train 100 volunteer Aging Services Ambassadors to provide information about local services for older adults.

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