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Brushton, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will renovate a senior center, including updating a kitchen and dining area and installing an outdoor LED sign board.

Schenectady, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project enlivened an empty lot downtown with murals, ADA-compliant benches, lighting and tables featuring game boards.

Bronx, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The project will convert an underutilized lot into a farmers market with cooking demonstrations and essential services for older adults.

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Bronx, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The Morris Community Garden had suffered years of neglect, and the abandoned site was overrun with rats. To breathe new live into the space, BronxWorks restored the garden, located near a senior center and three schools. They renamed the space Bean Morris Garden to memorialize a young man from the neighborhood. To welcome people of all ages and abilities, the nonprofit added accessible seating to the space, along with raised garden beds. Since the renovation, residents of all ages have volunteered to tend to the plots. Organizers say the amenity offers an important outdoor gathering space for the community.

Brushton, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will renovate a senior center, including updating a kitchen and dining area and installing an outdoor LED sign board.

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