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Safer Sidewalks for Walking in Memphis

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

LOCATION: Memphis, Tennessee
GRANTEE: City of Memphis Division of Parks and Neighborhoods

Many older adults in the Crosstown neighborhood travel by foot and bus and do not own a car. Walking or riding in a wheelchair to the popular Josephine Lewis Senior Center can be a challenge due to cracked, uneven sidewalks. AARP funding was used to repair and replace sidewalks around the senior center, design and install wayfinding signage to encourage low-impact exercise along the urban walking trail, and create a rest spot along the path so hikers can take a break and even socialize.

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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