Aging in Place
Home Modifications & Safety Considerations
Thursday, April 27, 2:30pm-4:00pm, free, refreshments
At Natick Community-Senior Center, 117 East Central St
A recent NYT article (Home Renovation for the Golden Years by Kaya Laterman, 12/30/16) reported that “More than one out of four Americans age 65 and older fall each year and one in five falls cause serious injury, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As (our) population ages, officials are urging homeowners and landlords to make agein0place fixes. ‘Something as simple and cost-effective as installing a grab bar can prevent debilitating falls and literally saves lives,’ said Donna C. Corrado, the commissioner of the Department for Aging. More than 85 percent of older Americans want to stay in their current home rather than move elsewhere, a 20120 Survey by AARP found”
Join us for a discussion with 3 professionals:
- Louise Abraham from Natick VNA as she discusses balance and falls prevention in your home
- Susan DiClemente Aaron from SMOC (South Middlesex Opportunity Council) with information on funding available for seniors and veterans for renovations/home modifications.
- Kara Harvey from Harvey Home Modifications as she discusses renovations to consider as you age in place in your home and guidelines on choosing a contractor
To register, please call Natick CSC (508) 647-6540 or online at Community Pass.