Oct 1, 2021
Westminster Home Connection repairs and modifies homes to empower older adults and persons with disabilities to age in place safely. Everyone should have safe, accessible and affordable housing, which is the cornerstone of healthy, vibrant communities. As we get older, most of us prefer to stay in our homes and continue to be active in our neighborhoods where we have lived and worked, often for decades. Why is this important? Our homes are often still the central gathering points for our extended family, and they serve almost as a safety net in a rapidly changing world. Staying in our homes and aging in place maintains a sense of calming order in a familiar environment. It can even contribute to improved health in general, and certainly home is the safest place to be during the current pandemic. Our average client is 72 years old with a median monthly household income of $1,500. 72% are female and over half are persons of color.
Because of our disaster origins, we are taking a lead role in repairs and rebuild from the March 3, 2020 tornados in Davidson and Wilson counties.