AARP chapter hosts ‘HomeFit’ program May 9

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 1, 2019

SALISBURY — Rowan AARP Chapter 4314 will host a public program, “HomeFit,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 9 at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. The workshop is designed to help seniors make their lifelong homes comfortable, safe and a great fit.

According to AARP research, 89% of people 50 and older have said they want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. The HomeFit program will help participants identify what may need to be changed for them to remain at home safely and stay independent.

Each participant will receive a HomeFit guide designed to help them plan for independence, choice and dignity as they age. From simple do-it-yourself repairs to larger design projects, seniors will learn about solutions for making their homes a great fit.

Facilitator Bob Gerken will led participants through the process of thinking about each area of their homes in terms of whether it will meet their needs as they age. A variety of potential adaptations can range in price from inexpensive to expensive, depending on individual needs and desires. Strategies and products to make such changes will be discussed.

To be part of the workshop, call 704-216-7714 by Monday to reserve a space. It is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Rufty-Homes Senior Center is at 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.