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Wilmington, DE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: The museum will install eight murals throughout the community, including at two residences for older adults. The public art initiative will coincide with an exhibition on illustrations from the Jazz Age.

Wilmington, DE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: The project will employ and train 10 residents to conserve and maintain 30 works of public art, most of which are currently in disrepair. In the process, the program will promote interest in the arts in the local community.

Washington, DC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: To advance positive images of aging, this temporary public art initiative will create posters featuring photographs of older adult residents and their caregivers. The images will then display at an assisted living community during a citywide art festival.

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Rolette County, ND

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: Project organizers planted fruit trees and native plants, enhancing a new garden on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa powwow grounds. The community gardening space featured turtle-shaped pots, which hold flowers and plants -- such as sweet grass and silver sage -- needed for traditional medicines. The Committee hopes fruit from the trees will feed community members and visitors to the annual Powwow celebration. Additionally, the popularity of the turtle-themed planters inspired a fundraising idea. Powwow organizers plan to create similar planters to sell in the future, with proceeds going toward running the Powwow.

Rugby, ND

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: To help Rugby's residents access fresh produce, the Geographical Center Historical Society worked to turn an underused outdoor space into a fruit orchard. The space sits on the campus of the Prairie Village Museum, which is located in a food desert. To activate the space, Society reseeded the grass and planted fruit trees and shrubs. They also installed ADA-accessible park benches, tables and bike racks. Project organizers plan to invite students to the orchard for demonstrations on techniques for picking, washing and preserving the fruits.

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