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Home Depot to host aging in place workshop with local agencies TODAY

Home Depot to host aging in place workshop with local agencies TODAY

Bill Stephens

February 25th, 2016

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The Home Depot is partnering with Green River Area Development District (GRADD), Home Instead Senior Care, Christian Care, and Owensboro Health Regional Hospital (OHRH) to present a special event to assist military veterans, seniors, and disabled individuals who seek to remain in their homes as they age.

The free workshop will be held on Thursday, February 25, from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Home Depot (5150 Frederica Street, Owensboro).

Educational presentations will be offered on topics such as accessible bathrooms, touchless faucets and lighting, standby generators, and kitchen cabinets and countertops.

Informational resources will be provided by GRADD, Home Instead Senior Care, and Christian Care; and free health screenings will be provided by OHRH. Participants can also enjoy finger foods and giveaways.

“We believe that events like these are very important,” said Rebecca Killinger, district services manager for The Home Depot’s midwest region. “It is a privilege to play a role in helping veterans, seniors, and disabled neighbors in our communities maintain their independence and vitality.”

According to a recent AARP study, 87 percent of adults age 65+ would like to stay in their current home and community as they age. Experts cite improved mental health and financial savings as significant advantages to aging in place, rather than in an
institutional setting.

For more information, please contact The Home Depot at 270-683-9923.

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