1. To locate the Area Agency on Aging in your state, please contact Eldercare Locator at https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx
2. Data Brief: Building Community Capacity to Serve Older Adults: The Role of Area Agencies on Aging in Home Modifications and Repairs
This Data Brief highlights key findings from the 2019 National Survey of Area Agencies on Aging on how Area Agencies on Aging are providing and funding home modification and repair activities. It was developed by the USC Fall Prevention Center of Excellence in partnership with the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging as part of the Administration for Community Living project, “Promoting Aging in Place by Enhancing Access to Home Modifications.”
3. Featured Efforts:
Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT)
Living Independently for Today and Tomorrow (LIFTT), a non-profit Center for Independent Living, serves individuals of all ages who have been personally impacted by a disability. It is funded by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. LIFTT focuses on ensuring individuals have safe, clean, accessible and affordable housing. An Independent Living Specialist helps with providing information about home modifications such as building a ramp, installing grab bars and widening doors as well as connecting individuals with loan programs that address assistive technology. LIFTT is also part of the Montana Housing Task Force, a grassroots effort to promote visitability in the state of Montana. LIFTT provides services to residents of Big Horn, Carbon, Carter, Custer, Dawson, Fallon, Garfield, Golden Valley, McCone, Musselshell, Powder River, Prairie, Richland, Rosebud, Stillwater, Treasure, Wibaux and Yellowstone counties.