AARP Community Challenge Grant Awarded to FSR/Age Friendly Olmsted County

Dave Beal
June 28, 2023 / 2 mins read

We have been selected as a 2023 AARP Community Challenge Grantee!

Family Service Rochester is pleased to announce we have been selected to receive a 2023 AARP Community Challenge grant. We are one of only 310 grantees selected (out of 3,600+ applications!) from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

With this quick-action grant we will conduct a walk audit in the Slatterly Park neighborhood in Rochester, MN in September 2023. We will follow-up with more details about the Walk Audit.

We are incredibly proud that AARP selected Age Friendly Olmsted County at Family Service Rochester for this investment to make Rochester more livable for residents of all ages. AARP is a nationwide leader in making communities more livable and we are honored that they see the tangible value this project will bring to our area.

The AARP Community Challenge grant program funds innovative, quick-action projects that inspire change in areas such as public places; housing; transportation; diversity, equity, and inclusion; digital connections; community resilience; and more.

This is all 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. 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.

To learn more about the projects being funded by the AARP Community Challenge across the nation, including all 310 granted projects this year, visit You can also view an interactive map of all Community Challenge projects and AARP’s Livable Communities work at

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