Habitat Bucks Clinic Helps Residents Age in Place Safely

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County will hold a free “Safe at Home” Repair Clinic on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 7:00 p.m.– 8:30 p.m. at Morrisville Borough Hall.

Habitat’s home repair program does interior and exterior repairs for low-income homeowners to make the home safe and accessible, and to preserve the home. Its “Safe at Home” Repair Clinic will focus on modifications that help make a home a good fit for its occupants regardless of age or disability.

The clinic will be presented by Karen Reever, manager of Habitat’s home repair program; Calvin Starosta and Monique Chabot, both occupational therapists from Philadelphia University; and Tom Wells, owner of Thomas G. Wells Construction in Yardley. All bring a wealth of expertise. Monique is a Certified Living in Place Practitioner and Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Tom is a Certified Remodeler (CR) with NARI with a focus on universal design.

Presenters will describe typical repairs and modifications that can be made in the home and demonstrate common repairs/modifications most frequently needed by older/disabled homeowners, i.e. grab bars, railings, improved task lighting, accessible switches/outlets.

“We encourage homeowners, families, volunteers, and Habitat supporters to attend the repair clinic and learn more about the accessibility modifications that are key to successfully aging in place and maintaining independence,” says Karen Reever, “Our intent is to partner with low-income homeowners to promote accessibility and help prevent accidents. We keep repairs affordable with homeowners paying only a portion of the repair costs based on their income.”

The free clinic will be held at Morrisville Borough Hall, 35 Union St, Morrisville, PA 19067. To register for the clinic contact Karen Reever, 215-822-2812, x304 or [email protected]

Habitat’s “Safe at Home” program includes home modifications, such as:

• Handicap-accessible ramps, railings or walkways.
• Grab bars, railings, reduced tripping hazards.
• Improved lighting and access to outlets & switches.
• Minor bath and kitchen modifications.


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