CARE (Communities Assisting Residential Elders) receives Cuyahoga County Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) Senior Center Innovation Grant to launch new program in 2017.
A collaborative effort of representatives from Cleveland Heights, Highland Heights, Lyndhurst, Maple Heights, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Solon and South Euclid has led to the development of the CARE Program. The program is designed to improve the safety of older adult residents from the eight communities, by providing access to home maintenance services both inside and outside the home, minor home repairs, as well as home safety guidance. The collaborative was selected as one of the two innovative collaboratives awarded a second round of funding through the Senior Center Innovation Grant awarded by the Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services through the Health & Human Services Levy, which provided the initial planning funds.
Residents of the eight participating communities will be able to apply for membership in this program, which emphasizes safety and independence for older adults within their home, slated to begin in 2017.
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