Home First provides community-supported, intergenerational housing programs for at-risk senior citizens living in Northeast Washington, DC. Through three group homes, Home First is able to provide affordable and direct housing for up to 20 seniors. Two homes provide a shared living experience for those who are independent and able to care for themselves. The third home is licensed to provide assistance to the residents in areas such as: • Arranging medical care • Medication oversight • Meal preparation and assistance with personal care • Opportunities for social interaction and recreation. Home First started 30 years ago as Christian Communities Group Homes Advisory Board when 10 churches in Washington, DC saw a need to help low income seniors find affordable living alternatives. As a result, the churches developed a partnership with the DC Office on Aging which owned three homes on a single campus in Northeast Washington and began operating group homes for the low income seniors. Christian Communities Group Homes became a subsidiary of Seabury Resources for Aging in 2000 and in 2011 changed its name to Home First. Home First’s Age-In-Place® started 14 years ago when the staff began to reach out to assist older neighbors with their home maintenance. The program grew with a paid staff coordinator and many dedicated volunteers and now reaches out to low income seniors in Wards 4 and 5. The services help people remain safely in their own homes and neighborhoods as they age. The Age-In-Place® (AIP) program is a free service available to all persons 60 years and older, of low to moderate income, who are living in their homes in Washington, DC’s Ward 4 and 5. Services provided by volunteer teams include: • Yard work - lawn mowing, hedge trimming, raking leaves, and making sure that there are clear pathways from the door to the sidewalk. • House Cleaning - making sure food preparation areas are clean, that bathrooms are tidy, and that the seniors have clear walkways from room to room. • Painting - as long as the seniors provide the paint, we will help them paint different areas of their home, from bathrooms and living rooms to railings and back porches.
P.O. Box 29643
Washington, DC 20017
Washington, DC 20017
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