Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 16, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, May 16, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, May 16, 2019
Local workshop provides keys to aging at home
Imagine your dream home—a one-story home with a small, well-lit kitchen, grab bars in the bathroom, wide doorways throughout and no stairs. Well, this may not be your dream home, but it is for many older adults.
New research shows that while most seniors want to age at home, many of them don’t have plans in place to do so, which is why Home Instead Senior Care in Bangor will be hosting two workshops aimed at helping seniors and their families plan for their aging wishes; this could mean moving to a smaller, easier home or making modifications to their current home.
“Workshops will provide necessary tools and resources to start planning for a senior’s forever home now, including learning the 5 safety checkpoints, identify remodeling designs and new ‘home’ ideas for those that wish to downsize,” a news release stated.
Aimi Baldwin, a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) will be sharing tips for making your home age-friendly, or what to look for in a new home as you age.
The workshops will take place Tuesday, May 21, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Down East YMCA, 238 State Street, Ellsworth, and Wednesday, May 22, 4 to 6 p.m. at Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State Street, Ellsworth.