Changing Homes, Organizing Repairs, Enhancing Stability Program (CHORES)
Our Live Well at Home program, CHORES, addresses aging-in-place to help seniors have a safe and well-maintained home. Our program promotes longevity and independent living by providing home performance solutions and active living programming.
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The American Association for Retired Persons reported that in 2010 nearly 90% of people over the age of 65 indicated that they want to stay in their home as long possible and 80% believe their current home is where they will always live. Supporting an aging populations ability to stay in their homes must include home accessibility and safety, eliminating housing based health hazards such as moisture, excess heat and cold, poor indoor air quality.
"Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors' safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs."
-National Council on Aging
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one fourth of Americans 65 and older fall each year. These falls can have a big impact on a persons and households quality of life. Many adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This may lead to physical decline, depression, and social isolation. CHORES aims to target all issues surrounding the health of the individual and home environment.
What we can do for you and your safety:
Healthy homes assessment and energy audit
Raised height American Disability Act compliant toilets
Proper lighting and switch accessibility
Stairway railings and grab bars
Indoor air quality
Fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
Insulation and air sealing
Environmental hazards (mold or lead)
Active Living: Improving balance and independence
A Matter of Balance and Tai Ji Quan Moving for Better Balance classes will be available all over the metropolitan area for seniors who are looking to improve their balance and activity level and reduce their fear of falling. These classes are NOT a requirement for participation in the grant. Dates and times will be available Spring 2017.
In the News:
32 Organizations across state receiving $7.1M to help older Minnesotans age in place, secure housing
Interest and Inquiries
Peter Gens or Lauren Kvasnicka