Volunteers Needed for LifeStream’s Fall Prevention Program, Safe at Home

All skill levels are encouraged to apply.

LifeStream Services is seeking volunteers of all ages and skill levels to assist in various tasks for Safe at Home on Saturday, October 22 in Grant County. The focus of Safe at Home is to help safeguard seniors over the age of 60 that have potential fall risks in their homes.

Volunteers are needed to help make improvements and modifications to qualifying homes. Those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Home improvements were determined during home visits by occupational therapists, physical therapists, and building contractors. Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

  • Home Modifications: Assist in installing grab bars, handrails, and carpet transitions, replacing smoke detectors, and repairing wheel chair ramps.
  • Yard Clean-Up: Rake leaves, pick up sticks, clean gutters, etc.
  • In-Home: Sit & visit with the homeowner as home modifications are being done.
  • Youth Project: Decorate and deliver a gift to the homeowners.

Safe at Home will be headquartered at the Marion-Grant County Senior Center located at 503 S. Gallatin St. Marion, IN 46953. Volunteer check in will begin at 8:30am with remarks from Mayor Alumbaugh at 9am. Lunch will be provided for all volunteers between 11am – 1pm.

Those interested in volunteering should fill out an application by visiting www.lifestreaminc.org/safe-home-2016 no later than Monday, October 10. For more information on Safe at Home, please contact Laura Bray, LifeStream Volunteer Services Administrator, by calling 765-759-1121 or email lbray@lifestreaminc.org.

Thank you to LifeStream’s Safe at Home partners All-State Insurance, Marion-Grant County Senior Center, Carter Lumber, Carey Services, Miller’s Merry Manor, Individual Support Services, Premier Home Health Care, and Stateline Medical Equipment.