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Aging In Place Workgroup Series, Session 1, 4PM

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM
TVIH Center
6061 Stevens Forest Road
Columbia, MD  21045

Jim Sanders
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A workshop and discussion focused a building a plan for staying in the same house. Issues include needs, timing, budget, and resources.

Thursday, September 26th Session 1: Home Modification


·         Challenge- falls are the leading cause of injury and death for 65+. Every 10 seconds a 65+ person falls, usually at home. Yet less than 5% of seniors modify their house until it is too late.

·         Focus one: Building skills in assessing needs. How to reduce falls now. When to modify bathrooms, entry, stairs, rugs, light. Identifying other risk triggers: medications, lights, balance, pets, rugs.

·         Assessment tools you can do on your own. When and how to get help.

·         Budgeting and implementing changes.


Thursday, October 24th.Session 2: Staying in Your House: House Sharing & Local Safety Net

·         Managing budget pressures and isolation by house sharing with seniors, college students and family.

·         Mechanics, cost, benefits of Silvernest and Golden Girls.

·         Experiences of Silvernest participants from Villages of DC and Montgomery County

·         Developing a local safety net. What resource list do I need to create?  When is an emergency alert needed?


Thursday, November 21st.  Session 3: Staying in Your House: Developing an In-Law Suite- November 21st.

·         Creating income and options for care-givers, family, and renters.

·         Developing financial options and improving home value

·         Creating flexible method for access care-givers, companions, family.

·         Creating more affordable rental housing.

·         Mechanics, cost, methods of creating a second living area.

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