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Columbus, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public or private transit access

Description: This project installed four two-person, porch-type swings at the city bus station on newly created beds of wood chips for safety.

Ludington, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project installed picnic tables on the grounds of Big Sable Lighthouse to provide a place for visitors to rest.

Windsor Locks, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will transform an underutilized alley into a downtown community gardening and socializing space that includes garden beds and outdoor seating.

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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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