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Where can I find advice on making my home more accessible?

There are several resources available to help you determine the types of modifications you need to make your home more accessible:
  • Local area councils on aging are a great resource for older adults. Look in your phone book or ask your librarian to help you locate a council near you.
  • AARP has conducted studies and webinars educating the public and building industry on how to create a “home for life” that encourages living independently. It offers a series of housing and mobility publications. Check out the Home Improvement section of the AARP website for more information.
  • Architecture schools that teach universal design offer a wealth of information online and in free or low-cost publications.
  • Home assessment checklists at AARP and commercial websites ask a series of questions to help you determine your accessibility needs.
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