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Madison, GA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will improve the local sidewalk network by making repairs and adding pedestrian signals and crosswalks for greater safety. It will also create a small park with benches, a pavilion and landscaping that will benefit older adults in nearby neighborhoods.

Toms River, NJ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will expand a volunteer medical transportation program which aims to serve residents aged 60 and enable them to continue to live independently.

Chapel Hill, NC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will install pedestrian safety islands with garden beds, LED lighting and signs on streets in Chapel Hill, to make them safer for pedestrians, particularly those who are older adults.

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Green Valley, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This program will provide educational classes and home evaluations to older adults to help them safely age in place. Valley Assistance Services will also modify homes using AARP's HomeFit guide and distribute safety items to participants.

South Tucson, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Primavera Foundation improved the La Capilla neighborhood's community garden by building raised bed planters, adding ADA-compliant benches and making garden walking paths more accessible. In addition, the Foundation purchased ergonomic and adaptive tools, since the majority of residents who use the garden are older adults, often accompanied by their grandchildren. The garden improvements coincided with the City of South Tucson's Greenway Redevelopment Project, which brought public art to the neighborhood. To celebrate local residents' heritage, project organizers also installed a walking path to a mural located next to the garden. That mural -- created by student artists -- pays homage to the Yaqui and Mexican American cultures. Since this project's completion, the Foundation has made similar upgrades to another community garden.

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