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Cairo, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: A series of walk audits will identify viable locations to install benches. The seating will offer residents a place to meet up or wait for rides during community activities.

Berkley, MI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits in Berkley's downtown -- including one near age-restricted housing for older adults -- will identify possible walkability improvements. The organization will recruit older adult residents to take part.

Whitehall, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: The organization will conduct walk audits along a busy street fronting a large health center. The audit routes will pass by nearby housing for older adults, a city park and schools.

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Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Roadway/sidewalks/crosswalk improvement

Description: Chicas Por La Causa sought to install a crosswalk near a busy, six-lane intersection in the Maryvale neighborhood. Project organizers heard from residents that they avoid crossing the street near the Casa de Primavera -- an apartment complex for low-income residents -- because they fear getting hit by passing cars. To address this, CPLC Staff and community members collected pedestrian data to demonstrate a need for traffic calming measures to ensure safety. That allowed them to argue their case to City officials, who ultimately decided to install two flashing beacons at intersections, which help make people crossing the street more visible to drivers.

Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project created waist-high, raised-bed planters for the Society of St. Vincent De Paul's urban farm. Designed to hold up in the Arizona sun and heat, the raised beds sit at the farm's entrance. Project organizers also planted shade trees and installed benches to better serve the garden's older adult volunteers and people with disabilities. A new chalk board also helps remind garden volunteers about progress on day-to-day tasks. Project organizers report that since the upgrades, many older volunteers have renewed interest in working in the garden.

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