Aging in Place
With 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, this is one of the fastest-growing age groups in the U.S.
But a troubling reality is that many older adults, about 19 million, are living in homes that are in disrepair or inadequate for their needs and unable to access resources to make these places livable.
At Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, we understand the positive impact that growing old in your own home and community can have.
To guide our work, Habitat developed Housing Plus, a comprehensive aging in place strategy. Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County is recognized as an organization that helps aging adults continue to live at home by performing affordable home repairs.
Not only do we complete person-specific home repairs and modifications — from widening hallways and installing grab bars to building a ramp and updating flooring — but by working with local community organizations, we can connect older adults with social services to address age-related issues including health, isolation, hunger and lack of transportation.
If you have any questions or would like to apply for the home repair program, please contact Cinthia Sotelo, Family Services Manager at 936-441-4663 Ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.