October 1 2016

Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

In 2010, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions launched a new special outreach event. Called Safe at Home, the event is a high-impact half-day of service to low-income homeowners over the age of 60 to help make their homes and yards safe and accessible for daily living. Every year CICOA and community volunteers provide home safety modifications to a central Indiana community.

  • Largely preventable, falls are one of the leading causes of fractures, injury and early death;
  • One out of three people 65 or older fall every year;
  • In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among seniors were treated in emergency rooms
  • This is our 7th Safe at Home Event
    • More than 150 homes served by over 1100 volunteers since 2010

Eligibility Criteria

  • 60 + years old or with a disability
  • Own your home
  • 250% of poverty level or below (1 person $29,425 per year/$2,452 per month, 2 persons $39,825 per year/$3,318 per month)
  • Identified fall risk in the home

Projects and Services on Safe at Home Day

  • Install grab bars in bathrooms ; hand held shower units
  • Install banisters in stairwells and hallways
  • Install handrails on outdoor steps
  • Step transitions
  • Install motion detection lighting
  • Install smoke detectors
  • YARD: Clean, organize and remove trash and yard debris when approved by owner