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Live and Learn: Modifying Your Home for Comfort and Safety as You Age

When:
Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM
Where:
West End Library Meeting Room, 2301 L Street NW

Category:
Learning
Registration is required
No Fee
Safety modifications to your home (such as installing grab bars or shower seats in your bathroom) might make you feel more confident in your day-to-day life. Installing a private security camera system could also allow you to feel safer in your home. But how do you know what you need to do to maximize your dwelling’s “age friendliness” in terms of accessibility, safety, and security? How much will modifications cost? How will you pay for them?

Tori Goldhammer MS, OTR/L, ATP, ECHM, CAPS, CEAC, LMT is an expert in answering these questions. She is currently the Clinical Manager of D.C.’s. Department of Aging and Community Living’s Safe at Home Program and a Continuing Education instructor. She will discuss modifications that help seniors age-in-place and how the Safe at Home Program provides safety adaptations in and around the homes of qualifying seniors and adults with disabilities. Depending on your household’s income, you may be eligible for financial support in making the adaptations.

Ms. Goldhammer will also share contact information for professionals who provide services for home modifications and remodeling plans for accessibility, caregiver support, and increased independence.
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