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Seattle, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project spruced up the rooftop Pike Place Market Secret Garden, allowing volunteer gardeners to produce more fruits and vegetables there. All produce grown in the garden is provided to the Pike Market Food Bank, with nearly 500 fresh herbs and vegetables donated each year. In addition, the garden hosts intergenerational activities organized by a nearby assisted living facility, a childcare center and a preschool. The Pike Market Food Bank also received an AARP Community Challenge grant in 2019, which allowed it to install directional signage to help visitors find its hard-to-reach location. Established in 1982, the Pike Place Market Foundation aims to help low-income and unhoused Seattle residents who live in the neighborhood.

Okmulgee, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: This project will use vacant land adjacent to senior housing to create a community garden with a minimum of 20 raised vegetable beds and four accessible benches.

Bridgewater, MA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Community Gardens

Description: The project will fund a garden and outdoor activity area designed for older adults. It will include ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible raised gardening beds, grilling stations and outdoor seating.

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North Las Vegas, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: North Las Vegas hoped to encourage residents to get outside for exercise and recreation. As part of its All the Best Paths are Taken by Foot campaign, the City installed concrete benches along walking paths within city parks. The benches sit along sidewalks and near outdoor athletic courts. When selecting parks to receive the benches, project organizers examined the existing amenities and prioritized areas with larger older adult populations. To help people navigate to nearby parks, the City erected wayfinding signs. Project organizers also launched a social media campaign and distributed flyers showcasing the improvements and describing the health benefits of walking.

Las Vegas, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Supporting family caregivers

Description: The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas provides diagnosis and ongoing treatment for patients with cognitive disorders. It also offers support services and integrates research and education into its work. The center established an online community to provide resources for patients and families, caregivers, healthcare providers and others who are affected by dementia. Today, people in southern Nevada can find information and connect to services through Dementiafriendlynevada.org.

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