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Jackson, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Trails

Description: The City of Jackson is working to develop the Museum Trail -- a four-mile, multi-use path designed to improve community health and wellness, connect areas of interest within the community and promote active transportation. Building on this work, the Jackson Heart Foundation improved wayfinding along the corridor by installed railhead and mile markers. Organizers say the signage helps visitors understand where the trail begins and ends and provides them with information about ongoing work to improve the path. Volunteers also created a mural at the trail's entrance. And to promote the trail, project organizers launched a new website and offered branded tote bags for donors.

East St. Louis, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: As part of its efforts to boost public transit use and spart economic development around transit stations, Citizens for Modern Transit activated the Emerson Park light rail and bus station in East St. Louis. To choose a theme for the station and ensure the new amenities would meet the community's needs, project organizers held design workers and other community engagement events. They then installed new seating, shade structures and a sound system to pipe music into the space. A local artist collaborated with community members to create pavement art and a mural, which pay tribute to the area's musical history. Organizers say they hope the new space promotes creative play, cultivates community and encourages people to ride public transit.

Fort Collins, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Innovative home maintenance, repair and support services

Description: This project will host DIY repair workshops for homeowners in mobile home parks. It will also develop a neighborhood business guide to promote shopping locally.

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New York, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Access to high-speed internet

Description: This project will provide free, in-unit Wi-Fi access in affordable housing apartments for low-income and formerly homeless older adults.

New York, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Developing projects based on residents' priorities

Description: To foster intergenerational interaction, this project expanded a series of arts workshops including salsa and African dance, mosaic creation and storytelling to four additional sites.

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