Project for Home Safety Tips and Tools

Overview

Make the homes of older family members, friends, and neighbors safer and more comfortable.

The Problem

One of the most common problems people face, including your friends and neighbors, is living in a home that has become uncomfortable, unsafe, and no longer matches their needs or abilities.

The Solution

It doesn’t have to be this way! Homes can be updated, often in easy and inexpensive ways that make them more suitable for all residents. Simple, easy-to-do home improvements can go a long way in helping someone remain safe and comfortable in their home. By following the checklists which contain simple improvements, you’ll make your friends’ and neighbors’ everyday lives easier.

Time Commitment

Helping your neighbors to use a simple checklist of no-cost and low-cost home improvements is something you can do in just an hour or so. Actually doing the updates can be as quick as installing a higher-wattage light bulb – a simple change that can help someone maintain his or her independence at home.

Special Considerations

None.

Who can do this?

Anyone who cares about other people.

Eighty-nine percent of Americans 45+ have told AARP they want to stay in their current home and community as they grow older.

Great Reasons to do this Project

  • You’ll get the satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped your friends and neighbors stay safe and comfortable in their homes.
  • You might keep a friend or neighbor from having to move.
  • You’ll learn safety tips you could apply to your home.
  • Your involvement will make a difference in another persons’ life.