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Free workshop helps people age in place

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Residents looking to improve their homes so they can continue living there regardless of their age or physical ability can attend a free AARP Hawai‘i Home For Life Workshop Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii.

An AARP survey of older Oahu residents found most like the communities in which they live and nearly 80 percent- four out of five- want to remain in their own homes as they age. Not surprisingly, many home and apartment owners age 45 and older say they will have to remodel their homes to allow them to continue living there, with bathrooms (41 percent) being the most common home modification.

Topics include simple, inexpensive modifications that homeowners can do themselves, such as changing light fixtures, and cabinet handles, budgeting and planning for a major remodeling project, and how new technology can help you age in place. 

The free Home for Life Workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the Manoa Grand Ballroom at the Japanese Cultural Center, 2454 S. Beretania Street, on Feb. 17, 2018. Parking in the center is $6 with validation.

You don’t have to be an AARP member to attend, but you should register online at aarp.cvent.com/home2-17 or call 1-877-926-8300.