With the support of our local fire departments and our sponsors, CPA raised over $4500 to benefit the Safe at Home Program, which will enable us to install safety equipment in the homes of eligible older adults for a nominal fee. If you or someone you know could benefit from safety equipment such as a grab bar for your shower, or from a free in-home environmental assessment by one of our social workers, please let us know. The application is available by clicking on or forwarding this link: www.communitypartnershiponaging.org/documents/safe-at-home-application.pdf or by calling our main office at 216-291-3902.
Safety equipment installed in the homes of older adults can reduce falls, injuries and hospitalizations – or worse. Falls are among the most serious of risks to older adults and in 2011, cost Ohioans $4.2 billion. According to the Ohio Department of Health, home safety modifications to the home to prevent falls by older adults yield an estimated $3 for every $1 invested.
Our next Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Highland Heights Community Center. It’s not too early to start thinking about the event, so if you are interested information about the Chili Cook-Off, please call Therese Grida at 216-233-0648 for info or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.