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Reno, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Walk audits will evaluate sidewalks, intersections and vacancy and blight conditions in three downtown dining districts. The findings will help inform walkability and connectivity improvements, particularly for older adults.

High Point, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: This walk audit will identify walkability upgrades in an urban neighborhood where nearly a third of the residents have no vehicle. Improved public health is a primary goal since the neighborhood experiences the county's highest rate of chronic diseases.

Mulvane, KS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Walk Audits

Description: Older adults will conduct walk audits to identify potential locations for sidewalk and crosswalk improvements. The Foundation will also hold follow-up meetings to discuss ways to incorporate findings.

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Skowhegan, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will install directional signage and replace a deteriorated chain-link fence flanking an access trail, keeping walkers safely away from a steep river embankment. The town will also clear overgrown brush, plant flowers and install benches to create a pocket park.

Dexter, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The Town of Dexter installed new benches on local streets and in parks to make them more accessible for older adults and those with mobility issues. Three parks -- Wayside, Ronco and Veterans Parks -- received the new benches. The Town also paved the entrance of Wayside Park, a popular gathering space for free weekly summer concerts. In addition, the Town offered Pop-Up Universities intended to provide residents with activities for learning, creativity and physical wellbeing, as well as social interaction. Topics include flower arranging, meditation and chair yoga.


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