Council’s Home Improvement Program awarded $11K grant by Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc.

Cumberland County Council on Older Adults has been awarded a grant from the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $11,000 to support building accessibility ramps for older adults, who need safe access to their homes due to the use of a wheelchair or physical conditions which make it difficult to maneuver steps.

Most older adults prefer to remain in their own homes as they age, also known as “aging in place”. Often times, aging in place requires home modifications which help accompany possible physical limitations. What many older adults and their caregivers don’t realize is the expense for the most basic modifications such as installing an access ramp.

Our organization encounters older adults who cannot afford the expense of home modifications. Due to limited funding and the high demand for such services, the Council must maintain a waiting list of requests for access ramps and other minor accessibility needs such as handrails and grab bars. Thanks to this grant from the Elizabeth A. Hudspeth Endowment Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., the Council can reduce it’s waiting list f0r access ramps.

We are always in need of volunteer groups with experienced carpentry leaders to help build ramps and those able to make monetary donations in support of our mission to help older adults maintain independence with dignity. Click here to volunteer and here to donate today!



Welcome to our website! The Council on Older Adults was established in 1968 as a non-profit organization and forty-eight years later we remain committed to our original mission of helping older adults living in Cumberland County maintain their independence at home with dignity.



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