Aging in Place
Help our older neighbors safely maintain their independence.
Today, more than 19 million older Americans are aging in place in homes that are in disrepair—homes that cannot safely meet their needs. That’s why, in cities and towns all over Stark, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Harrison, and Jefferson Counties, Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio is utilizing critical funding from local organizations and from people just like you to help older adults in our community with home repairs and modifications that ensure homes are safe, secure, and accessible.
Aging in Place with Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio
At Habitat for Humanity East Central Ohio, we know that aging in place improves overall quality of life and that a safe, accessible home is a key factor for better mental and physical health. Older Americans are one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country, and as more citizens are aging in place, the need for Habitat’s work becomes even more important.
With the funding that makes it possible—and with your help—we can do more in our local community to help our older neighbors safely maintain their independence in good homes and in communities they care about.
More than 1 in 4 older adults live alone. Of those, 48% say they don’t have someone in their lives who could help them if needed.
Nearly 9 in 10 Americans between 50 and 80 years of age say it’s important to remain in their homes as they grow older.
Only 1 in 3 adults aged 50-80 live in homes that have the necessary features that would allow them to safely age in place.