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Stamps, AR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: A lack of accessible restrooms made Maya Angelou Park unwelcoming to older adults, people with disabilities and families with young children. To address this, the City of Stamps made several accessibility upgrades, including installing concrete sidewalks, new doors, hardware and handrails. The park, named for the late author, poet, and activist who grew up in Stamps, is located along the banks of Lake June.

Montpelier, VT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: This project will add a pair of rest areas to the site of a weekly farmers market, making the outdoor space more comfortable for older adults. The rest areas will include shade tents, seating and a water station.

Fairfield, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: This museum will improve accessibility in its exhibit galleries to accommodate a wider array of visitors. Additions include closed-captioned videos, audio headsets, Spanish-language translation and large-print exhibit labels.

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Portsmouth, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will create a community garden with raised garden beds and vertical gardens to enable older residents of local senior housing communities to grow their own food.

Greenland, NH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Accessibility of amenities

Description: The Great Bay Discovery Center serves to support land protection and research, as well as provide a space for learning about the Great Bay estuarine ecosystem. To make the space more welcoming, the Great Bay Stewards expanded the Center's accessible garden, adding a new sensory garden and an accessible swing. The Estuary Inclusion Garden now features a space where people with intellectual disabilities can experience the area through sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. The centerpiece of the garden is a blue heron sculpture created by a local artist and surrounded by grasses, flowers and herbs.

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