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“Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All” Workshop
December 10, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Habitat for Humanity Choptank will host their 4th home maintenance workshop for older adults on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. This event offers a fun learning opportunity for older adults and family members who want to live in their home as they age. Topics include hands on tips for preventative home maintenance, when to call in a professional, how to find resources to help with home repair costs, and how to find good, reliable help when you need it. This free event will take place at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 205 Maryland Avenue in Cambridge; the doors will open at 5:30 PM with the program starting at 6:00 PM.
The AARP Foundation’s “Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All” workshop is a part of Habitat for Humanity’s national Aging in Place program. Habitat Choptank has been invested in this program since 2015 and is one of only three Habitat affiliates nationwide chosen to implement and test the AARP Foundation’s pilot “Here to Stay” program. The aim of this program is to improve quality of life for older Americans through home repair and modifications that foster a safe, livable and lasting environment to age in their home and community – to build strength, stability and self-reliance.
In Habitat Choptank’s two county service area, housing repair is a priority for local government and residents. Residents who have lived in homes for decades without any issues find themselves struggling with steps, staircases and other exterior repairs which make senior residents especially vulnerable. This workshop aims to offer important information about necessary resources that help keep people safe, healthy and secure, and allow them to age in place. Refreshments and door prizes will be available.
Event sponsored by Habitat for Humanity Choptank and the AARP Foundation.