Our homes are places of refuge, and they hold our whole lives - from treasured photos and memories of loved ones, to our most prized possessions and creations. But as we grow older those places of refuge become much harder to maintain. That’s where The Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show’s partner non-profit, Rebuilding Together OKC, comes in.
Rebuilding Together OKC has partnered with the Oklahoma City Home + Garden Show to help the aging population of Oklahoma learn about their home mobility options. This year’s Home + Garden Show will feature an expansive exhibit called Baby Boomer Boulevard in the Centennial Building, that features home safety modifications like grab bars, ramps, lifts and other accessibility items. The large, interactive space will allow attendees to test out the look and feel of these home features, and the experts on hand can answer questions and make recommendations.
Tasks that feel simple for younger people - like walking upstairs, cooking dinner or washing your hair - become complicated as we age. Those difficulties often mean older residents cannot comfortably stay at home by themselves. An overwhelming majority of seniors want to remain at home as they grow old, and thanks to accommodations at home, like those installed by Rebuilding Together OKC, aging in place is possible for many seniors.
Often it only takes a few tweaks of regular daily life to make homes safer and more comfortable for seniors living in their home. If your own needs are changing or if you are caring for aging loved one, visit the Baby Boomer Boulevard at the Home + Garden Show from January 17-19 to learn how to outfit a home for better safety and comfort.
Learn more about working with Rebuilding Together OKC at http://rebuildingtogetherokc.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Rebuild2gthrOKC