Aging in Place Part 1
Interim Manager, Town of Paradise
Housing Coordinator, Town of Paradise
Ms. Gill and Ms. Anderson outline programs in Paradise that can help seniors stay in their homes. These programs are especially important in Paradise, which is well-known as a retirement community; 25% of its population is age 65 or older. The Town of Paradise has used part of its community block grant money to help low-income people, including seniors, fix up their homes. The Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Program weather-proofs seniors’ homes and provides accessibility modifications in such areas as entrance ramps, showers, and toilets. It has been the presenters’ experience that the majority of seniors want to stay in their own homes and desire safe living conditions, financial security, as little change as possible, and to not be a burden to their family or society.
Recorded: March 13, 2013