Six localities across the state have received 2023 AARP Community Challenge grants for quick-turnaround projects that will help make their areas more livable for residents of all ages.
This year’s projects are:
- In the southern part of the state, the Fairbury Community Building will receive upgrades including an indoor walking track and devices for Wi-Fi connectivity.
- In Chappell, in western Nebraska, a grant will pay for improvements to the Chappell Lake recreation area’s restrooms, picnic shelters and parking lot.
- In Lincoln, the nonprofit Civic Nebraska will conduct three walk audits along a busy residential street to identify potential locations for traffic slowing tools.
- In central Nebraska, the Seven Valleys Senior Center in Callaway will add Wi-Fi service, a desktop computer and a projector to offer greater online access.
- The city of Omaha Planning Department will produce a how-to guidebook and website for adding an accessory dwelling unit on a residential lot. ADUs, such as in-law suites, can expand living options for older adults.
- And in nearby Fremont, Habitat for Humanity will improve its community garden with raised beds and walkways.
All projects must be completed by Nov. 30. Learn more at aarp.org/communitychallenge.