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In its sixth year, the AARP Community Challenge funded 260 grants. The Bainbridge Senior Center in Washington (pictured) initiated new transportation routes for the community
With the AARP Community Challenge celebrating its fifth year, 244 projects received funding. The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail project (above) engaged humans and llamas to install the benches
Year 4 funded 184 projects — including an inspiring bike lane (shown) in Houston, Texas, and help for communities during the COVID-19 pandemic
Check out the list of 159 winning AARP Community Challenge grantees
129 projects were funded, including an outdoor seating area (shown) in San Diego, California
The AARP Community Challenge's first year funded 88 projects, including the tree-planting program in Jersey City, New Jersey, seen here
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