Cathedral Square receives AARP Community Challenge grant

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Cathedral Square receives AARP Community Challenge grant

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 10:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Cathedral Square has received a 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grant, which will be used to install a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) at an existing crosswalk on Route 116 in Hinesburg near Kelley’s Field, a Cathedral Square and Evernorth affordable-housing community for older adults. 

Cathedral Square was one of just 260 grantees selected from 3,200 applications submitted nationwide.

The enhanced crosswalk was inspired by Kelley’s Field residents. It will improve pedestrian visibility and safety, promote walkability, and improve residents’ access to public transportation, goods and services.

Alex Weinhagen, Hinesburg’s director of planning and zoning, noted the town’s strong support of the project, “This crosswalk was identified as one in need of improvements to bolster Hinesburg’s pedestrian safety and the livability of our state-designated village center,” he said.

The installation of the RRFB is scheduled for this fall.

This project is made possible for the community thanks to the generous support of AARP.

ABOUT CATHEDRAL SQUARE: Founded in Vermont in 1977, Cathedral Square is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization and a national leader in the development of affordable, service-enriched housing for low- and modest-income older adults and people with disabilities. Guided by its mission to advance “healthy homes, caring communities and positive aging,” it has helped create more than 1,400 affordable homes in Vermont. In 2009 it developed the nationally recognized Support and Services at Home (SASH®) program, a care-management model shown to improve health outcomes, reduce the growth in Medicare expenditures and help people “age in place” in the comfort of home.

ABOUT AARP COMMUNITY CHALLENGE GRANT: This is a program to make tangible improvements in communities that jump-start long-term change. It is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative, which supports the efforts of cities, towns, neighborhoods and rural areas to become great places to live for people of all ages. To learn more, visit

HINESBURG, VT -- Cathedral Square 6.29.2022