Free Home Enhancements Offered Through Safe at Home Program

LifeStream Services is offering free home enhancements through its Safe at Home program in Marion, Ind. on Saturday, October 22. Qualified home owners will be receiving free improvements to their homes and applications are currently being accepted through September 2.

LifeStream Services will provide minor home modifications such as installing grab bars, handrails, smoke detectors, performing yard work projects, and more. Area contractors and community members are volunteering to complete the improvements for qualified homes at no charge to the owner. Homes will be evaluated by Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists in order to determine what improvements are needed prior to selection.

Falls among seniors are a concern that can lead to long-term health consequences. The Safe at Home outreach event will help low-income seniors to have added safety and security against falls in their residences.
Ken Adkins, LifeStream President and CEO, states, “Of all of the programs LifeStream offers, this is truly one of the most amazing. With the use of donated materials and use of volunteers for a half day, we have a significant impact on the quality of life of the people receiving these home modifications. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence, and this program is a great example of that.”

Qualified residents who are interested in applying for the free program must be at least 60 years old, live in Marion, and must own their own home. The homes eligible for the program will be assessed and selected in advance and they will receive the improvements on Saturday, October 22.

For more information, to apply, or to volunteer for the Safe at Home project, call 765-759-1121 or 800-589-1121. Information is also available on the website at www.lifestreaminc.org. Applications can alsobe found at the Marion-Grant County Senior Center located at 503 S. Gallatin St., Marion, IN 46953.

Thank you to LifeStream’s Safe at Home partners All-State, Marion-Grant County Senior Center, Carter Lumber, Carey Services, and Miller’s Merry Manor.