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May 2022
In the News

Creating healthier homes in New Castle

by Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

The Delaware Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) is joining with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County to launch a new pilot program aimed at keeping senior citizens in their homes, longer.

The Healthy Homes initiative was announced on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Rose Hill Community Center and aims at making minor repairs and improvements for the health and safety of seniors.

State Senator Darius Brown said the new program is focusing on the Route 9 corridor.

“It’s about improving the safety for seniors as they age in place in their homes especially those things that are outdoor,” said Brown. “That the weeds and the grass and the sidewalks are fixed, that they’re breathing clean air, and they’re able to have a vibrant and dynamic life along the Route 9 corridor.”

Director Melissa Smith said supporting residents in their goal of aging with health and independence in the community of their choice is a priority at DSAAPD.

“This partnership with Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County is a critical step in supporting Delawareans to safely age in their homes and communities by offering much-needed minor home repairs to help make that happen,” said Smith.

[read more on WDEL]