AARP AARP States Kentucky Livable Communities

Small Projects Make Big Impact in Kentucky Communities

Livable communities graphic from PPT with clouds

Five Kentucky areas received 2021 AARP Community Challenge grants for quick-action projects to boost the quality of life for residents. 

The projects include:

  • A pedestrian transportation corridor in Whitesburg to connect low-income housing and the central business district, allowing safer access to health clinics, grocery stores and more
  • Enhanced educational tours with an audio guide at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Owensboro 
  • A marketing plan and social media outreach in the Louisville metro area, to promote the benefits of auxiliary dwelling units, which are second units on single- family lots that can help older residents age in place 
  • A new community garden in Paducah, with raised beds and Americans with Disabilities Act–compliant paths and ramps
  • New benches, chairs, a table, a bingo machine and board games, to transform an empty patio at the Webster County Senior Center

Learn more about AARP's Livable Communities initiative.

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