Does Your House Fit?
Making changes is difficult at any time in our lives but making changes in your home environment when you reach middle age may indeed save your life. For those of us who have reached our 60’s we find that carrying out common everyday tasks have gotten more difficult because we are losing muscle mass, bones are getting brittle, eyesight is no longer 20x20 and we can no longer hear the bells chime. When we are working, caring for family members, participating in community activities, attending social engagements we don’t have the time to take a look at the home around us. How many of us have been shocked to learn that climbing the stairs is no longer a piece of cake?
As a member of the Baby Boomer generation and working for years in the field of providing services to the elderly and people with disabilities, we know what it’s like to gain in years while losing physical abilities. We would like to offer a presentation on Aging-In-Place, and what it means to each of us. We can cover such topics as:
- Why have a home assessment?
- Keeping safe
- Staying connected
- Current housing choices
- Community concerns, and more...
If you have a particular subject along these lines you would like for us to cover just let us know and we will make sure we cover it. To schedule a presentation, please contact Sue Salters at (860) 523-5021x104 or email@example.com.
YOU HAD AN AGING IN PLACE ASSESSMENT, NOW WHAT?
At Independence Unlimited, we know that having your house more accessible to you does not always mean you will have more independence. Many places in the community have barriers to independent living such as curbs, steps, narrow doors or aisles, or people are unaware of the needs of people with disabilities or issues that come with aging. In order to help you be as independent as possible, Independence Unlimited will ask you where you want to go in the community and then we will check it out to see if it is accessible to you. We will provide technical assistance to the business community where you live to help them understand the barriers you have in visiting their business or agency. We will provide information and training to the community about the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability legislation as well as resources for making modifications or increasing positive customer service.
Independence Unlimited is your one stop shop to maintaining or obtaining your independence in the community you choose. Call us today for information and assistance. The above project is partially funded by the North Central Area Agency on Aging.