NeighborWorks NEPA’s Aging in Place program provides homeowners age 60 and above with services that focus on assisting them to continue living safely and with dignity in their home and community.
Critical Safety Modifications - Through recommendations provided by occupational therapists, NWNEPA coordinates and facilitates home modifications for older adults to prevent them from having to move into a facility-type living environment.
Volunteer Services - Working with local businesses, universities, schools, and the community, NWNEPA coordinates small home repairs, interior/exterior painting, porch and step repair, weatherization services, and home safety kit installation.
Financial Counseling and Education - NWNEPA has partnered with the Lackawanna County Tax Claim Bureau and the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to offer support for the Elderly Property Tax and Extension Program which can extend, defer, or assist older adults who are behind on their property taxes. Older adults are also assisted with foreclosure prevention/loss mitigation counseling, budgeting and financial coaching.
Community Partnerships and Connections - NWNEPA’s Aging in Place program has convened key organizations that focus on providing resources to older adults to assist through collaboration with home repairs, utility, and heating assistance.
If you live in Lackawanna County, contact the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging at (570) 963-6740 to apply. If you live outside Lackawanna County, contact NeighborWorks directly at (570) 558-2490 for more information.