There have been several dealers in Fairbanks providing equipment for folks to stay independent in their homes. It may be a home medical store selling transfer benches to make it easy to bridge access from a wheelchair into a tub. It may be a building supply store with grab bars and special fasteners that can be attached to drywall without use of a stud. Or possibly a plumbing supply store with a full sloping floor plan that can allow someone to roll from the bathroom right into the shower without a bump. Many of these modifications can be made by the homeowner and do not require a contractor to install, though often it does often take professional help to remodel or relocate a wall or tear up a floor under previous fixtures. Join us at the Aging in Place workshop (1 hour) next week at the following locations: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Santa’s Senior Center, at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Fairbanks Senior Center, and at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Salcha Senior Center. The workshops are free and will give a good sense room by room what to adjust. (There will be handouts to take home in addition).

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