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Columbia, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Lifelong housing and accessibility

Description: This project purchased and installed equipment for the center's new physical location to support an adult day-care center, community space and affordable housing units.

Port Orchard, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Lifelong housing and accessibility

Description: The Homes for All village is a tiny home community, which offers transitional and temporary housing for Port Orchard's unhoused residents. However, the community lacked communal space. To fill this gap, the County set out to designed and build an indoor gathering space. Kitsap County Commissioners received a donated 32-foot trailer, which they converted into a community kitchen for food prep and distribution. Volunteers worked to convert the trailer, adding an electric range, oven, microwave, sinks and refrigerators. The new space includes an adjacent room for dining, community meetings and group activities. Project organizers say the space helps residents build relationships with one another.

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Fayetteville, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project replaced a gazebo and pergola on the grounds of Hillcrest Towers, a high-rise for older adults and people with disabilities. It also added new seating, raised garden beds, solar lighting and an outdoor projector and screen.

Grove, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Downtown Grove is expanding, with community events and new businesses drawing more pedestrian traffic. But the area's main intersection consisted of two busy highways and hilly terrain could make pedestrians hard to spot. To make the main business district more walkable for people of all ages, this project added solar-powered flashing beacons at the intersection. Pedestrians wishing to cross the street can press a button to turn on the flashing lights. The beacons alert drivers to people in the crosswalk, making collisions less likely.

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