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Baltimore, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct walk audits near a senior center and host a wellness expo to promote health education, as well as improve quality of life for people aged 50.

Hopkinton, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct three walk audits to identify potential locations for sidewalk and crosswalk improvements, while bringing awareness to the social and health benefits of walkability.

Lincoln, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct three walk audits along a busy residential street to identify potential locations for traffic calming tools, which would improve walkability for multigenerational families, immigrants, renters and low-income residents.

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Kingston, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The City of Kingston installed two chess tables with seating at its waterfront T.R. Gallo Wes Strand Park. Dubbed a chess playground, the facilities are meant to allow people of all generations to play chess or checkers. In addition to tables and benches, the City added an accessible, concrete sidewalk and improved landscaping onsite. With the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, the new tables gave residents a safe, outdoor space to gather.

Dutchess County, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Health and Economic Empowerment

Description: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many older adults faced social isolation. To address this, the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region enlisted local young people to write cards to homebound community members. The organization hosted several virtual letter writing parties. During the online gatherings, project organizers gave the letter writers tips for how to engage with older adults in daily life, such as how to check-in on a neighbor, help deliver groceries or offer to shovel snow. Volunteers then delivered the cards along with care packages containing essential items, such as hygiene kits and food. Even as the pandemic lifted, the United way has continued to host its letter writing parties with the goal of fostering intergenerational relationships and social connectedness.

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