As we age, most of us would prefer to stay put in the homes we've lived in and loved for years. After all, that's what Chevy Chase At Home is all about. But sometimes, it's the house itself making life difficult—too many stairs, no full bath or bedroom on the first floor, too long a walk uphill even to get inside the front door, then down to the basement to do the laundry, etc. As a matter of fact, I'm describing my own house!
But if you're determined to stay in your home, as I am, come learn how you might make it possible at a special program on Tuesday, Jan. 15—"Your Life, Your Home: Modifying Home Environments to Enhance Independence and Quality of Life as We Grow Older." CC@H invites all members of the community to this important Meet & Mingle event.
Susan Catlette, the speaker, has first-hand experience in home modifications that made it possible for her late husband to stay at home even during a devastating illness.
Professionally, Susan worked for the government for 33 years—the last 18 of which were spent developing and providing the scientific foundation for public guidance in the Indoor Environments Division of the EPA. She also has been caregiver to parents and husbands (both late and current), creating home environments to enhance their independence and quality of life. In retirement, this experience has become her passion.
The program is from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, where there is ample free street parking. Refreshments will be served.