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:
ATLANTIC COUNTY DIVISION OF INTERGENERATIONAL SERVICES IN NORTHFIELD, NJ
The Fix-It Program is available to seniors 60 or older and are in need of handrails and minor home repairs, to allow them to remain safely living at home.
ESSEX COUNTY DIVISION OF SENIOR SERVICES IN EAST ORANGE, NJ
Department of Citizen Services – Division of Senior Services
The agency offers home modifications such ramps and minor house repairs for seniors.
Helping Hands for Seniors Program
County of Mercer Housing and Community Development Department
Trenton, New Jersey
The purpose of the Helping Hands for Seniors Program is to assist adults age 65 and older with the maintenance, repair, and modification of their home by providing technical and financial assistance. Recipients can receive up to $3,000 in the form of a grant.
Mr. Fix-It Program
Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities & Veterans Services
Flemington, New Jersey
The Mr. Fix-it Program of the Hunterdon County Division of Senior, Disabilities, and Veterans Services is a volunteer program that provides home maintenance and repair services to residents of Hunterdon County who are age 60 and older. The program’s goal is to ensure the health and safety of older adults. It includes minor plumbing, electrical, weatherization, safety and security, and household services. This program is funded by the Older Americans Act Title III and County Funds.
Residential Maintenance Program
Burlington County Office on Aging
Westampton, New Jersey
The Residential Maintenance Program of the Burlington County Office on Aging provides supportive services to at-risk residents age 60 and older to support their health and safety. Services are provided by the Burlington County Sheriff’s Department and can include replacing door locks, minor home repairs, and housing improvements.
WARREN COUNTY DIVISION OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES IN BELVIDERE, NJ
Chore Corps Program volunteers provide minor safety or health related home repairs for Warren County residents over 60.