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AARP Challenge Grants Awarded to 2 D.C. Organizations

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Two organizations in Washington have received AARP Community Challenge grants to improve livability. 

Iona Senior Services, which provides assistance to 3,000 older adults and family caregivers, used its award to enroll 100 people over 60 in Iona’s Aging Solo class. The course provides guidance and an inclusive community to those who don’t have a family support system to help them age healthily. Because of the coronavirus, classes were held online and recorded for future broadcast. 

The 1882 Foundation used its grant to create a digital platform,, to use as an advocacy tool to inform urban planning policies and include community priorities in all redevelopment efforts in Chinatown. 

View the complete list of 2020 Challenge grant recipients at

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