Rebuilding Together Twin Cities recently announced a new partnership with the Park Nicollet Health Services that will focus on helping older adults live safely and independently in their homes. Through a new pilot program, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities and Park Nicollet will work together to provide home safety assessments, and safety and accessibility modifications for 15 low-income, older adult homeowners in St. Louis Park. Modifications will help prevent falls in the home, enabling the homeowner remain in their home and lowering the costs associated with hospital and nursing services, and may include installing grab bars, shower seats, raised toilet seat adapters, and interior and exterior handrails. These services will be provided at no cost to the homeowner.
“Park Nicollet recognizes how important it is for older adult homeowners to maintain their independence and stay in their homes longer,” said Patti Betlach, Director, Park Nicollet Community Care. “We are very pleased to be partnering with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities on this program and we look forward to making homes safer for people around the Twin Cities community.”
Over the last two years, Rebuilding Together Twin Cities has made home safety and accessibility modifications for more than 80 low-income homeowners in the Twin Cities through their Safe at Home program. The funding for these projects has been provided by Allianz Life Insurance, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Frey Family Foundation, Kinney Family Foundation, Mardag Foundation, Saint Paul Foundation, Senior Staying Safe at Home, Stevens Square Foundation, and the U.S. Administration on Aging.
If you or someone you know lives in St. Louis Park and could benefit from this service, please contact us for more information at 651-776-4273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.