LOCATION: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
GRANTEE: Center for Planning Excellence
Roughly 30 percent of the population in this low-income neighborhood is age 50 or older. While improvements to Longfellow Park are planned, the absence of crosswalks, lighting and last-mile connectivity are barriers to safe access, separating the nearby neighborhoods from both the park and other amenities. AARP funding helped provide missing links by adding ADA-accessible high-visibility crosswalks, relevant signage and lighting at key intersections near the park.
The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.