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As part of the Age Friendly Program, this Director or Co-Director position will have overall strategic and operation responsibility for Age Friendly Laramie’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. They will initially develop a knowledge of the program as it has been and develop a plan for the future of the organization.
A Walk Audit is an activity in which participants observe and evaluate a location's walkability to identify and document whether and how pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection, get from Point A to B to C, and so on.
AARP Wyoming invites local eligible non-profit organizations and governments across the country to apply for the 2024 AARP Community Challenge grant program, now through March 6 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
According to AARP, “A walk audit is an activity in which participants observe and evaluate the walkability of a location to identify and document if and how pedestrians can safely travel along a street, navigate an intersection, and get from Point A to B and C and so on.”
Community Challenge Grants fund quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public spaces, transportation, housing, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, and more.
For older adults living in nursing homes and senior living centers, much of their time inside is spent alone. Frequently, enjoying the simple pleasure of getting outside is physically challenging.
Previous Community Challenge grants have led to impressive results with nearly half of grantees leveraging their projects into additional funding support from private and public sector partners and eight-in-10 overcoming barriers and advancing change.
The Community Challenge Grant Program will support projects in Cheyenne and Casper.
Grant funding is available for those interested in applying for the competitive Community Challenge Grants.
This column originally ran in the Jan. 2022 edition of The AARP Wyoming News
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