As you age and your body changes, is your home doing the same?
Those steep back steps you used to scoot up may now leave you feeling winded—and yet is there a sturdy rail for you to hold onto as you climb them? How about the dimly lit area where you haul out your trash and recycling barrels, often at night?
And if you were to slip in the shower or bathtub—and remember, no one plans to fall or have an accident—are there grab bars safely installed for you to hold onto?
Attend this upcoming, free HomeFit Workshop!
Mattapan, Tuesday, Sept. 22
Seating is limited and an RSVP is requested. See below for more details.
To find out more about looking at your home with a critical eye for safety, you’re invited to attend a free AARP Massachusetts HomeFit Workshop. The HomeFit workshop will provide you with a variety of no-cost improvements for your home, as well as improvements using products that are low cost (with many less than $35 and others less than $75)—all improvements aimed at making your home more comfortable, safe and easy to live in.
Each attendee at the workshop will receive an AARP HomeFit Workshop Handbook, The AARP HomeFit Guide, and a list of resources for reference. NOTE: You don't have to be an AARP member to participate!
Watch this video to learn how a HomeFit workshop can help you!
Even simple things like the cupboard door and drawer pulls in your kitchen—items you’ve likely not even considered—might become problematic to grasp should your hands become stiff or arthritic.
How about a seat in your shower or bath, both for comfort and safety? And do you have a reliable way to contact someone in an emergency, such as a cell phone (is it charged?), multiple, portable, phone handsets (are they in the bedroom and/or near the bathroom)?
WHAT: AARP HomeFit Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mattapan Branch - Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126
RSVP: Register online by clicking here or call toll-free 1-877-926-8300.
RSVP preferred but not required.
Refreshments will be served.