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Salem, VA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: Several workshops will educate older adults about low-cost home safety improvements and other safety aids. The library will also create a community display featuring typical modifications and provide residents with copies of the AARP HomeFit Guide.

Spring Valley, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will train volunteers to identify and correct fall risks in the homes of older adults and people with disabilities. Participants have requested help installing handrails on indoor and outdoor stairs, adding grab bars in bathrooms and securing or replacing rugs.

Gary, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will provide rug rippers and copies of the AARP HomeFit Guide to people with chronic medical conditions who participate in the All Food is Medicine meal distribution service. The organization will hold weekly sessions to review the guide.

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Houston, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: To increase walkability and create a safe, beautiful gathering space, Avenue CDC engaged a local artist, local schoolchildren and residents to create a 600-foot mural. The wall selected for the artwork was off-putting and had been vandalized many times. But the site also acted as the entry point to the Northline neighborhood, since the wall faces the nearby light rail station. The mural's design pays homage to local Latino culture and the history of the neighborhood. As the mural reached its completion, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and project organizers were able to repurpose leftover grant funds to help with recovery and rebuilding.

Houston, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: This project will conduct walk audits along Washington Avenue, a busy commercial district surrounded by residential homes. There will be two training sessions and a final in-person community meeting.

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