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San Antonio, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will expand workshops that train homeowners how to maintain their properties following home renovations. The initiative serves participants in a city-funded home repair program.

Mooresburg, TN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: Volunteers will provide home modifications and repairs for low-income older adults and people with disabilities, including those with vision loss. Upgrades will make older homes safe and accessible, allowing residents to age in place.

Phoenix, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: A retired general contractor will train older adult residents on home safety modifications. He will also suggest needed upgrades, such as bathroom grab bars, raised toilet seats and lighting, and help install them.

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Green Valley, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Transportation Systems Change

Description: This project will provide volunteer transportation services to older adults in a rural community. The organization will recruit, hire and train new volunteer drivers, distribute flyers and initiate community outreach.

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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