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We are currently seeking a handy volunteer to assist older homeowners with small home repairs one or two days per week.

John Cosgrove, former executive director of Scranton Neighborhood Housing Services (now NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania), offers a tribute to the late Jeanne Bovard.

Over a dozen employees from local Wells Fargo branches assisted NeighborWorks with the renovation of a property in Clarks Summit.

According to the AARP, 90% of older adults wish to remain in their own homes as they grow older. Programs are springing up around the idea of “aging in place,” or a person’s ability to live safely in their home for as long as possible.

For seniors, there are many obstacles to growing old in the comfort of their own homes. Every house is unique, and most have features that may have been easier to use when the owners were younger and had different abilities.

Many older adults want to continue to live in their homes as they age. However, a looming concern for them or their family members is the risk of a fall or accident.

When you think about growing older, what kind of life do you want to have? What kind of hobbies or activities will you take up? What about spending more time with your family? Have you thought about where you want to live?

On an unseasonably warm fall day, student volunteers from the University of Scranton fanned out across the city to make aging residents’ homes safer.

While in town for NeighborWorks Week, Group Mission Trips volunteers have a longstanding tradition of collecting food and money for Bread Basket of Northeastern Pennsylvania. This year, volunteers collected more than 2,825 items were collected as well as $100 in cash. We thank all involved for the double dose of generosity!

July 21-24, 2017, was an experimental weekend for NeighborWorks NEPA as, for the first time in its long-term partnership with Group Mission Trips, we tried a NeighborWorks Week(end) as opposed to NeighborWorks Week.