Bath, ME – Bath Housing has served over 70 homeowners through its innovative aging in place program since October 2015. The program specializes in one-time, minimally disruptive but high-impact minor home improvements. Results to date have been impressive, with participants consistently observing that they have fewer areas in their home that are unsafe or difficult to use. Every single participant says they “feel safer in their home.”
Effective May 2017, the program’s new name is Comfortably Home. The change is a result of an extensive rebranding effort based on experiences in the pilot phase.
Comfortably Home seeks to extend the time seniors and disabled persons can stay safely in their homes while improving health and safety outcomes. The professional team assesses the home from the homeowner’s perspective and provides personalized solutions customized to their daily routines, needs, and preferences. The program is free and includes safety checks, accessibility modifications and minor repairs.
To be eligible, homeowners must live in Sagadahoc County, be over the age of 62 or disabled, and have annual income below $39,500 for one person or $45,150 for two people.
Bath Housing works to enhance housing stability for seniors, those with disabilities, and families in the greater Bath area. For more information, contact Bath Housing, 80 Congress Avenue, Bath ME 04530 by calling 207-443-3116 or via the website at www.bathhousing.org.