Nearby AARP Community Challenge Projects

Tempe, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Improved wayfinding

Description: Over the years, Tempe has worked to become a dementia-friendly city. More than 1,500 of the city's residents have memory loss. To support these residents, the City hosts a weekly memory cafe. Caregivers can network with each other, and people exeperiencing Alzheimers and other forms of dementia can interact with each other and build friendships. Organizers hoped to make the building hosting the cafe more welcoming to participants. To do this, they improvided wayfinding onsite. The City installed signage with easily-understood icons, large print and high color contrast. The signs point people to classrooms, the onsite fitness center, the intformation desk and restrooms.

Mesa, AZ

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Supporting family caregivers

Description: This project will support seniors experiencing Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia with weekly engagement sessions. The program will focus on activities that scientific evidence shows to be beneficial, as well as coaching sessions for family caregivers.


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AARP Arizona State Office

7250 N 16th Street
Suite 302
Phoenix, AZ 85020
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Phone: 866-389-5649
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