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8/14/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Rebuilding Together offering Safe at Home program

SUMMIT COUNTY — Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley, an affiliate of Rebuilding Together Inc., is offering in-home services to area homeowners older than 60 through its Safe at Home program.

Through the program, Rebuilding Together staff and volunteers install grab bars, handrails, smoke and CO detectors and other items designed to improve safety and accessibility around the home.

The program is sponsored by Westfield Insurance Foundation, as well as the Mary S. and David C. Corbin Foundation and the Sisler McFawn Foundation.

“Safe at Home is an opportunity for us to serve our aging seniors and address their critical home accessibility needs, which are becoming more urgent as our population ages,” said Paul Holm, executive director of Rebuilding Together Greater Cuyahoga Valley. “Our partnership with Westfield Insurance and other local foundations allow us to engage the low-income elderly community and, using cost-effective methods, provide modifications that will create more livable conditions based upon their needs. The goal of our partnership is to prevent falls and increase independence.”

Rebuilding Together is accepting applications from Summit County residents. The program is provided on a sliding scale, “fee-for-service” basis, but most services are subsidized based on homeowner income. Those interested should call 330-773-4100 or visit www.rebuildingtogether-sc.org.

To volunteer to help, contact the organization.

Maria Lindsay contributed to this report.

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