Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living

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Date(s) - March 27, 2013
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Lincolnia Senior Center

Contact Info:
703-931-0758 [email protected]

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Light refreshments will be served. RSVP requested as seating is limed.
To register, call 1-877-926-8300

House Envy. Admit it, we’ve all had it. Whether it was due to a gorgeous photo spread in the latest home magazine or a jaw-dropping remodel of a friend’s home, we’ve all had that thought – how can I get that? Learn how to make modifications to your home at this free community workshop on March 27th. AARP is teaming up with Fairfax’s Building for All Committee (BFAC) to present Staying Home: Making Smart Choices for Easy Living. Our presenters will share design ideas on what to do now to keep your home fresh, vibrant and safe as you age. The workshop will also include a panel of experts who will share practical tips to minimize the financial costs of home modifications, avoid frauds and scams, and learn about local resources available.

In an AARP survey, eight out of 10 people age 45 and older say they want to remain in their homes and communities for as long as possible. If you’re one of them, this workshop is for you! You will get comprehensive advice, tips, and checklists for getting your home in top form for comfort, safety and long-term livability and you’ll hear from experts on how to fund home renovations both large and small.
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Light refreshments will be served. RSVP requested as seating is limed.
To register, call 1-877-926-8300

Moderator: Bob Eiffert, BFAC and Fairfax County Health Department

Jane King, AARP
Jane will present the AARP Home Fit Workshop. The workshop provides information to participants on how to decide what type of home modifications are needed to stay in their home as they age. It also provides ideas and inspiration on making those modifications. The goal of the presentation is to educate participants on home updates that can make it easier for them to go about their daily activities while staying comfortable, independent, and injury-free in their home.

Tyrisa Stafford, Certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor, ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions
Maxine Hubbard-Watson, Economic Security Initiative Program Coordinator, NCOA
Matthew Barkley, Director of Disability Planning Services and Development, Fairfax Disability Services Planning & Development, Department of Family Services