Formerly Age Friendly Innovators
Have you fallen in the past year or do you know
someone who has suffered a fall?
In late 2018, Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley affiliated with the national Rebuilding Together organization (www.rebuildingtogether.org) whose complementary vision is: Safe Homes and Communities for Everyone and whose mission is: Repairing Homes, Revitalizing Communities, Rebuilding lives.
Rebuilding Together Rogue Valley’s Safe-at-Home program has been developed to help low-income seniors and persons with disabilities safely “age-in-place” as long as possible in their current homes. Preventing falls, improving accessibility and providing improved indoor air quality will save lives, save dollars (the cost of a major injury fall is in excess of $30,000) but also addresses the housing crisis in Southern Oregon but helping keep this vulnerable demographic from needed public housing or becoming homeless.
In Southern Oregon a many low-income senior are living independently but lack resources to make needed safety improvements. Their homes may be a single-family structure, a manufactured home or even an aging recreational vehicle.