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Are you an older adult who wants to stay in your home—and do you need a little help doing it? What changes can you make to enhance your home’s comfort and safety?
The city of St. Anthony Village, Access Solutions, and the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation (GMHC) Housing Resource Center are working together to provide resources and support to older adults in St. Anthony Village. A grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services will provide funds to 25 local older adults who want to continue living independently.
With just a few simple, cost-effective home modifications, you can lower the risk of falls and promote active living and enhance the quality of life for older adults. Each participant will receive project management assistance and up to $500 to implement home modifications that promote safety and accessibility. Participants will also receive assistance identifying and securing resources for implementing aging-in-place modifications.
St. Anthony Village residents aged 65+ who own their own home. There are no income qualifications.
The 25 grants will be given on a first come, first served basis. The grants cover modifications that improve safety and accessibility for the user such as grab bars, handrails, increased lighting, and comfort-height toilets.
A landlord can apply on behalf of a tenant, but the landlord must meet the age requirements.
The city of St. Anthony Village and GMHC have additional programs that may be used to help implement aging-in-place modifications if they cost more than $500. Participants will receive help identifying which programs meet their needs. Income qualifications may apply to some additional programs.
To get started, contact Alissa Boroff: call 612-238-5429 or email aboroff@CentrexRehab.com.