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AARP Challenge Grant makes new walking path possible in Claymont

Posted on 01/18/19

Communities across Delaware are working each and every day to become more livable for residents of all ages.

To support that work, AARP provides funding to organizations through the AARP Community Challenge to help them jumpstart progress on ongoing work. In 2018, the Claymont Community Center in North Wilmington was a recipient. The Center applied for funding to construct a walking path behind its facility so that the community can access a large park. A steep incline prevented residents from enjoying the many fitness opportunities the park could provide. The new path creates an entry to the open area that is accessible to all. In November, they hosted a grand opening for a this new path.

The project increases accessibility for older Delawareans and families. The new walking paths will allow for more walking groups, fitness and general access to the Center. The project fits right in with AARP’s focus on making our communities more livable for those age 50+ and their families.

Last year’s grant recipient in Delaware, the City of Dover, used their grant award to create signage on a new bike path that connects the East and West ends of Dover. The 18 signs even feature the AARP logo!

To learn more about the work being funded by the AARP Community Challenge grant program both here in Delaware as well as across the nation, visit us at To learn more about how AARP is working to make communities across Delaware and across the U.S. more livable for all residents, visit

This story is provided by AARP Delaware. Visit the AARP Delaware page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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