NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor contributes to the community conversation on housing issues through a weekly column in the Daily World titled "Nailing it Down."

 

 Since 1999, the "Nailing it Down"articles have been published in the Daily World and other countywide weekly newspapers. NeighborWorks® of Grays Harbor County has collaborated with local newspapers, elected officials and local experts to publish articles covering hundreds of topics.

 

 

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March 30, 2019

Sometimes it can be the littlest things that make a world of difference.  That certainly can be true when making home a safe place to live as we grow older.

Getting rid of a throw rug, adding a grab bar or installing an outside light, are just a few of the things that can prevent falls, saving a lot of pain, hassle and money! We are going to enumerate more of those practical improvements today, but first we will review a little from last week.

In that blog, we talked with Kathy Jones, an information specialist at the Aberdeen office of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging. She gave us lots of good information about how changes in the physical environment of the home can often transform it into a truly viable option for people to live in safely as they age.

A great source of information and details about a variety of programs such as the Medicaid in-home care program called COPES and a newer program called “Tailored Support for Older Adults,”  the Olympic Area Agency on Aging also provides som...

March 25, 2019

For most of us, like Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.” However, as time goes by, the very place that has provided cozy comfort for years can become inaccessible or even hazardous, because our bodies and abilities can change as we age.

Lately we’ve been talking to lots of people about access ramps to their homes. That got us thinking that we were long overdue to write a column about safely aging in place.

OLYMPIC AREA AGENCY ON AGING IS A GOOD FIRST STOP

Around here, the Aberdeen office of the Olympic Area Agency on Aging is a great first step to find out what programs, information and  resources might be available to help you or a loved one stay safely at home.

We talked with Kathy Jones, an information specialist there, about the various government programs available to help people stay in their homes as they age.

To get the details, it’s best to call the Olympic Area Agency on Aging yourself. The number is (360) 532-0520. However, we will give you a brief overview of what Kathy...

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