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In an effort to help older Alaskans to stay in their homes longer, Baranof Island Housing Authority has been making an effort to have their weatherization teams tie environmental modifications (for greater accessibility) into their normal tasks.  Changing lighting that is more helpful to older eyes (requiring more lumens usually), putting grab bars up, stabilizing corners on entry ways, etc.. are some of the ways I’ve heard the organization has assisted to improve their housing stock to hold in more BTU’s as well as help the residents stay independent as long as possible!

 

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