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Charleston, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will create a community garden, with the goal of producing fruit and vegetables that will be part of the food pantry boxes delivered each month to older residents.

Snohomish, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: To give families an intergenerational outdoor activity, Friends of the Snohomish Library installed a story trail. They set up weather-protected stations at several points along a path, each designed to display pages from a storybook. This allows grandparents and parents with children to walk the path and read together, moving from station to station to piece each part of the story. To give families a reason to return, a children's librarian changes the story displayed four times a year. Since installation, project organizers report other communities have replicated the project, creating their own story walks.

Okmulgee, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will use vacant land adjacent to senior housing to create a community garden with a minimum of 20 raised vegetable beds and four accessible benches.

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Hillsborough, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project installed a covered bench, community bulletin board and flower planters in the downtown area.

Goffstown, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Improved wayfinding

Description: The five-and-a-half mile Goffstown Rail Trail connects the town's three commercial areas. To help trail users navigate, Friends of the Goffstown Rail Trail erected new signs with information about nearby businesses and facilities, as well as tidbits of Goffstown history. Since installation, business owners along the trail have reported more visitors in their shops. And as Goffstown plans for a future trail expansion, the signs have helped build community buy-in and attract donations to fund that project.

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