LOCATION: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
GRANTEE: Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition
A community-based elders program serves Asian emigrants and refugees age 60 or older. Nearly all are low-income and not fluent in English. AARP funds helped furnish and enhance the Elders Story Cafe, a weekly intergenerational gathering in Mifflin Square Park, the neighborhood's green space. The project helps keep residents' personal stories and histories alive, involves them in outdoor activities, and increases the intergenerational use of the park.
The AARP Community Challenge funds "quick-action" projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.