The Aging-In-Place Action Team's goal is to help neighbors obtain the services needed to continue living in their homes as they age. Our first task is to identify neighbors who need and want services. Our next task is to identify neighbors and other community resources that can provide services.
We must also determine how best to connect those in need of services with service providers and resources. To that end, we are asking that neighbors interested in receiving services (including neighbors who may not have access to the listserv or the Crest), and those who know of or are interested in providing services or volunteering to help, contact us at email@example.com or at 202-723-0360.
Examples of services include, but are not limited to:
For example, the Aging-In-Place Action Team, as one of its initiatives to assist older adults remain in their homes safely, connects neighbors that have volunteered to help shovel snow with older adults in the neighborhood that have requested such help.
If you would like to volunteer to be contacted when there is a snow event to see if you are available to shovel snow for a neighbor, please send an email to the Aging-In-Place Action Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crestwood Aging-In-Place Action Team:
Dr. Patricia Vaughn-Cooke
On Saturday. October 13, 2018, the Aging-In-Place Committee held a potluck at the home of one of our members, Dr. Patricia Davidson. It was a wonderful event, drawing approximately 25 neighbors. We had great food and conversation. We discussed the issues most important to our community, including efforts to assist in leaf raking with the help of the Green Team and Kids Teams.
Several neighbors suggested that we share information about resources and personal experiences in an effort to identify neighbors in need and how to serve them. Some attendees suggested we sponsor or arrange for social outings to the theater, movies, dinners, etc.
Please contact us with suggestions for what we should discuss at future meetings and ideas for other social events: email@example.com.