Every generation deserves a safe, stable home to live. That's why Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is starting an aging in place initiative.
With the explosion of the Baby Boomers turning 65, the need for helping homeowners adapt their home for successful aging will grow rapidly.
According to research there are 5 characteristics that most beneficial for helping people age in place:
As we look to prepare for future needs we have divided our program options into five categories of a continuum of services:
As we continue to research and develop our program we have found that the above categories are all significant needs in our community. However, we will need to understand how our expertise in volunteer management, construction skills and working with vulnerable seniors match community needs and resources.
As we continue to understand the aging population we are also finding that Baby Boomers (those 55-70) view aging much differently than previous generations. They will demand a multi-generational and community centered approach to services rather than be isolated in "senior residences." So we will need to learn a different approach in how we serve them in our communities. Home Repair Aging in Place