Aging in Place Downtown can help evaluate your ability to remain in your home as you get older.
In a confidential interview, we will ask you questions about your life and lifestyle and help determine the areas in which you may need assistance as you age. These areas may include medical, legal, financial, transportation, home maintenance, household chores, and many others. We will ask you which areas of your life are most important to you and how confident you are that those areas will be taken care of in the future. We will also ask how you manage the daily tasks of life and about the support system you may have surrounding you.
After the interview, our trained experts will help you identify priorities now and for the future. We match community resources to needs in each area of life discussed in the interview. We then prepare divided, labeled, 3-ring binders containing material on each resource thought to be of value to you. On average, the binders contain 35-45 resources.
Our staff returns for a second meeting and, paging through the binder, explains in detail each resource and how to access it. If you need help in following up on a resource, we are glad to assist. The binder will be left with you to read and follow at your own pace. You will be contacted periodically to check on your progress accessing the resources and to offer assistance.
If you would like to serve as a volunteer with our Options Counseling program, please click on our Volunteer page.