“Taking a shower and having proper handrails in the tub. The handrail in the hallway for helping us steady ourselves,” Bryant says. “They’re little things, but they’re game-changers when you get older.”
Through our Aging in Place program, Habitat aims to help older adults make the upgrades and repairs necessary to ensure their homes are accessible and safe to continue living in as they age. These stories exemplify our work to provide these accessible accommodations across the U.S.
Alongside volunteers from Habitat Philadelphia and The Home Depot Foundation’s associate-led volunteer force, homeowners Reginald and Pat have made their home into a place they can continue to thrive in.
James lived through the bad times in the Memphis neighborhood of Uptown, and his hope for better times became a reality when the 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project set to work with his neighborhood.
After raising her own kids, Carrie has signed on once again for days filled with homework, basketball games, music lessons — and she’ll get to do it all in her own home thanks to a repair program for older homeowners.