When health makes it hard or impossible to drive — if even for a short time — you will need a suite of services to be able to live at home safely. Why not find out and make a plan before it is a crisis for you and your family.
Safe at Home: Living Safely and Successfully at Home with Limited Mobility
Living at home safely and successfully with declining mobility in a rural town like Taghkanic is both a personal and town-wide challenge. When we can no longer drive, we can still live well in our homes — but we will need a new set of services.
Safe at Home (S@H) is a county-wide program focused on raising awareness of service needs and promoting town-based information resources. The target population is senior residents and anyone living with mobility limitations.
Why is Safe at Home important?
Our towns and county are aging; AARP projects that by 2030, 49.5% of our towns will be over age 65! Each senior or a family that is planning for their parents will need to put together a list of resources for a combination of services. Take a look at these services for consideration.Some services exist now, but most of us do not know about them, nor do we plan for them. Some services exist now, but may be difficult to get or cost too much. Some of these services do not exist yet or are not available in Taghkanic and they present an opportunity for local businesses to step in and serve that need.
The goal of a Safe at Home program in our town is to provide ready local access to information for both planning and emergencies. There will be more on this topic in the coming months and anyone interested in working on it is welcome to contact Joyce Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518.851.3487.