FSR Awarded AARP 2021 Community Challenge Grant

Dave Beal
July 28, 2021 / 2 mins read

FSR has been selected to receive a 2021 AARP Community Challenge grant - one of only 244 grantees selected from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this "quick-action" grant, FSR will improve multigenerational use of Friendship Park in the Meadow Park neighborhood creating a more vibrant environment by planting trees, adding seating, and installing a multilingual information kiosk.

Friendship Park serves as a gathering spot for people of all ages in the community. The park provides a safe outside space for older adults and families and serves as a hub for community events.

"The AARP grant is another important acknowledgement of the work neighborhood residents are doing to revitalize a hub of multigenerational neighborhood activity," said April Sutor, Director of Innovation and Collaboration at FSR.

The Community Challenge funds innovative projects that inspire change in areas such as transportation, public spaces, housing, diversity and inclusion, civic engagement, coronavirus recovery and more.

These grants are part of AARP's nationwide work on livable communities, which supports the efforts of neighborhoods, towns, cities and counties across the country to become great places for all residents.

AARP believes that communities should provide safe, walkable streets; affordable and accessible housing and transportation options; access to needed services; and opportunities for residents to participate in community life.

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