Habitat for Humanity Choptank to host Easton workshop

Habitat for Humanity Choptank hosted a Senior Resource Fair and Home Show in August, featuring the AARP Foundation’s “Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All” home maintenance workshop series. Habitat will host another workshop Tuesday, Oct. 29, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Easton.

EASTON — Habitat for Humanity Choptank will host its third home maintenance workshop for older adults on Tuesday, Oct. 29.

This event, the first offered in Talbot County, will be a fun, informative opportunity for older adults and family members who want to live in their home as they age.

Topics will include hands-on tips for preventative home maintenance, when to call in a professional, how to find resources to help with home repair costs and how to find good, reliable help when you need it.

This free event will take place at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 100 Peachblossom Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the program starting at 6 p.m.

The AARP Foundation’s “Here to Stay: Home Upkeep for All” workshop is a part of Habitat for Humanity’s national Aging in Place program.

Habitat Choptank has been invested in this program since 2015 and is one of only three Habitat affiliates nationwide chosen to implement and test the AARP Foundation’s pilot “Here to Stay” program. The aim of this program is to improve quality of life for older Americans through home repair and modifications that foster a safe, livable and lasting environment to age in their home and community — to build strength, stability and self-reliance.

In Habitat Choptank’s two-county service area, housing repair is a priority for local government and residents. Residents who have lived in homes for decades without any issues find themselves struggling with steps, staircases and other exterior repairs, which make senior residents especially vulnerable.

This workshop aims to offer important information about necessary resources that help keep people safe, healthy and secure, and allow them to age in place.

RSVP for the workshop at 410-476-3204 or familyservices@habi tatchoptank.org.

For more information, visit www.HabitatChoptank.org.

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