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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.

Saco, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: Training sessions will teach older adults how to make their homes safer and more comfortable. Experts will share best practices for home modifications, including adding grab bars, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and other assistive devices.

Ferguson, MO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: HomeFit Modifications

Description: This project will offer training on home modifications to enable older residents to live longer in their homes. Courses will focus on energy efficiency, renovation and remodeling resources and inexpensive projects.

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Natick, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Trails

Description: This community engagement initiative sought to identify solutions to allow older adults and people with mobility issues to use off-road trails in Natick. Project organizers met with town staff ahead of two focus groups with older adults, who shared their experiences with local trails. Additionally, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council created an online survey to collect more feedback. Older adults said their main concerns were access to bathrooms, personal safety, clear signage, availability of parking near trailheads, even walking surfaces and benches to sit on. MAPC then held a placemaking event at the Natick Community-Senior Center. Attendees could walk along a prototype trail with photos of planned upgrades and hear from MAPC staff. Participants also had a chance to share their personal stories about the things they've discovered while hiking. The result was a list of practical, low-cost action items the town can use to improve Natick's pathways.

Watertown, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Housing stability

Description: This eviction prevention project will offer financial assistance to older adult tenants, which they can put toward rent, home modifications and cleaning services. The city will also provide help with managing medications, obtaining legal referrals and accessing community resources.

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