Grants Make 3 Communities More Livable

Posted on 09/30/19 by TheAARPBulletin

Community Grant Challenge 2017

AARP has awarded three Community Challenge grants to make neighborhoods in Arkansas more livable and accessible:

• The city of Benton is replacing traditionally designed crosswalks with colorful, thermoplastic ones, enhancing the walkability of downtown.

• Main Street Batesville is enhancing a park in the downtown district with a meditation garden, waterfall and landscaping.

• Main Street West Memphis is creating a public art display of salvaged bicycles, painted by students from local schools. The site will serve as a community gathering place and future mini-park.

This year, AARP is awarding 159 Community Challenge grants across the nation, totaling nearly $1.6 million. Learn more about livable communities programs at aarp.org/livable.

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

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