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Charlotte, North Carolina, Gets a Bus Stop Swing for People of All Ages

Watch a video about this winning project from a 2018 AARP Community Challenge grantee

LOCATION: Charlotte, North Carolina
GRANTEE: City of Charlotte

Before the advent of air conditioning, a Southern home was not complete without a front porch containing a swing. Neighbors could visit from their porch or by gathering on a porch. An AARP grant funded two porch swings at bus stops along Belmont Avenue, the community’s primary bus route, where many older adults rely heavily on public transit. The swings create a unifying, communal atmosphere with a practical yet nostalgic nod to the past.

The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.

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