Nearly 90 percent of people 45+ want to remain in their current home and community for as long as possible, according to a 2010 survey by AARP. The AARP Home Fit guide is a collection of information and tips to help people keep their homes in top form for comfort, safety and livability. It introduces universal design principles to create a home that is adaptable, flexible, safe and easy to use for all residents and visitors, regardless of age, size or ability.
This seminar, sponsored by AARP and The Friendship Centers, program opens with a presentation on AARP Home Fit, by National Certified Aging in Place Specialist Caroline Sithong. A licensed occupational Therapist, Sithong is trained specifically in the area of home modifications. She is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist by the National Association of Homebuilders and promotes Aging in Place concepts throughout the country.
The seminar will also include Make Your House a Safe Zone and Prevent Dangerous Falls presented by Falls Prevention Educator Penny Evenson, RN. And Preparing to Care for a Loved One at Home, by Paula Falk, Director of Caregiving Services at the Friendship Centers.
Refreshments will be provided. To reserve your place, call 941.556.3268 or click here For a downloadable flyer, click here. See the Herald Tribune article, It's Possible to Make Your House a Home for a Lifetime.