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Aging-In-Place Fall Prevention Program
Silver and Safe 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.
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 comfort height toilet
- Proper lighting and switch accessibility
- Stairway railings
- Bathroom grab bars
- Pest management
- Fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors
- Entrance and exit safety
- 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.
For upcoming schedule and sign up, please call Lauren at 612-870-4255. To find additional classes in your area, visit https://yourjuniper.org
"I like the relaxed but informative atmosphere of (Matter of Balance). The exercises were excellent!" -Sandy, past participant
"Lauren and Peter were great leaders! Made the session fun and I learned how to get up from a chair much easier." -Lois, Past Matter of Balance participant
- Live in Hennepin County
- 65+ years of age
- Income qualify (Eligibility of 50% below state median income)
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