Transportation to medical appointments, errands, social gatherings, or to participate in community life is essential for people to thrive in the community.
CHORES & UPKEEP
Programs that provide help with routine home maintenance and seasonal chores help older residents to live more comfortably and safely in their home.
HOME REPAIR & MODIFICATION
Learn how some communities are meeting the need for basic home repair and home modification and how these volunteer programs operate around our region.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Creating health and wellness programs that support a wide range of interests and needs is challenging. This is what some communities are doing!
OUTREACH & RESOURCE INFORMATION
Every community we visit tells us that increasing awareness of programs and services is a primary need. Find ideas you can implement in your community!
ACCESSIBILITY & WALKABILITY
Living in the community is much more fun and a lot more healthy when people have access to safe walkable streets, public buildings, and businesses.
SOCIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND/OR EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Social, educational, and recreational opportunities are vital for older residents of the community to maintain (and improve!) their health and well-being.
FAMILY CAREGIVING, SUPPORT & RESPITE
Caregiving often affects physical and emotional health and can be socially isolating. Learn how communities are working to become easier places to live for caregivers.
FRAUD, ABUSE & EXPLOITATION
Elder mistreatment and financial fraud are growing problems in our region but they are difficult topics to address. Learn how some communities are raising awareness.
FOOD, GARDENING & COOKING
Food security is a growing problem. Learn how communities are addressing food security and are bringing residents together to grow, prepare, serve, and share food.